Wild About Wight Project Wins Award

The Wild About Wight project that is hosted by the Communities Team at Vectis Housing Association won third place last week at the Community Action IW annual awards.

The award ceremony took place at the Riverside Centre, Newport, giving a range of Island-based community and voluntary groups the opportunity to meet up and celebrate the dedicated and diverse work that goes on across the Island.

Chief Executive Mike Bulpitt, who acted as Master of Ceremonies for the event, introduced their new President, Mary Case, who said that she was impressed with so much voluntary work being undertaken across the Island. Communities would be in a poor state without the dedication of those who volunteer to help others.

Judging for the Community Action Awards was undertaken, over three days, by Mike Bulpitt, Mary Case and former Chair of Isle of Wight Council, Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox.

Wild About Wight won third place in the Arts and Heritage category, being praised for the work we have done with our free art workshops led by a series of professional artists over a 12 month period.