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Charity to host Easter duck race


Young people’s charity Challenge & Adventure is hosting its annual duck race on Easter Saturday, April 20th.
Taking place at Shide footpath at 12pm, 1,000 numbered ducks will float down the river.
Buy yours at Arreton Barns, the

Dairyman’s Daughter, The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport, The Steamer Inn, Shanklin, or Jewsons, Sandown. Alternatively, buy online at
www.challengeadventure.org.uk/events/event/duck-race/ or call 527026.
The first-placed duck wins £50 with other prizes also up for grabs.

Putting the fun into fundraising


Combining feel-good entertainment with charity fundraising, The Wight Strollers are a huge asset to the Isle of Wight. 

Described by long-standing Stroller Emily Scotcher as a family unit which sparks a remarkable passion in its members, the theatre group is made up of Islanders of all abilities, ranging in age from six to 75.

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Memorial Ploughing Match

Watch heavy horses ploughing alongside vintage and conventional tractors at the Memorial Ploughing Match on Sunday April 7th.
Organised for many years by Karen Sheath, the event raises money for local charities, with this year’s main beneficiary being young people’s charity Challenge & Adventure.
The event is sponsored by Red Funnel and takes place in the field next to Ashbridge Lane in Kingston, between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Entry is free.
See www.memorialploughingmatch.co.uk


The Brighstone Passion Play

Islanders will have a unique opportunity to see the Easter story performed in the open air this month.
Re-enacting scenes from more than 2,000 years ago,
The Passion Play will be performed in the playing field behind the municipal car park in Brighstone at 2pm on Saturday, April 20th. There will be a free park and ride service operating from Brighstone Holiday Centre. Admission is free, although donations are welcome. For further information, call Chris Biggs on 740936 or Chris Goodman on 741166.