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The Isle of Wight Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club is holding a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Ryde Grand Carnival Regatta this week on 16 to 18 August.

Ryde Carnival Association and Ryde Town Council are hosting the annual regatta at Appley Park, North Walk, Ryde, as part of the carnival’s 125th anniversary celebrations. Activities include displays, stalls, music and beach games. The IW club’s stand is one of these attractions.

Link: www.rydecarnival.com

Link: www.iwidfsc.co.uk

Update: Club members braved appalling wet and windy weather on the Friday and Saturday, then a bakingly hot Sunday, to raise £312.57. Considering the poor layout of the event, lack of event publicity, and the siting of the stall in a car park away from prime footfall, the amount raised is a credit to the hard work of Margaret Mumford and her helpers.

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Last night’s fundraising gala at Planet Ice Ryde raised over £800 after costs towards the Wight Jewels’ forthcoming trip to Sweden for training. With the total raised being more than double the amount that such galas usually raise, all the effort promoting the event locally in Ryde and Newport, and through advance ticket sales, seems to have paid off.

Thanks to all skaters who took part in the gala, some of whom are not synchro skaters and who gave their time voluntarily, and to everyone who helped promote the event.

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There is a skating gala at Planet Ice, Ryde, on 11 August to help raise funds to send the Wight Jewels to Sweden this summer for training with top synchronized skating coach Andrea Dohany. The hour-long show starts at 8.30pm and features some of the island’s top skating talent. Admission is £3.00.

Please come along to see some great skating and to support the efforts of our fantastic junior synchronized skating team.

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There is a beetle drive today, Sunday 21 July, upstairs at Ponda Rosa from 3pm to 5pm to help raise funds for the Wight Jewels’ trip to Sweden for training this summer. Entry costs £2.

On Saturday 27 July there is a photo shoot downstairs at Black Sheep Bar, Ryde, from 10am to 2pm. The costs for club members are £5 per person or £10 per family, and for non-members £10 per person or £20 per family.

Your photos will be emailed to you so you can print as many as you like. All are welcome. Please phone Gail to book a slot to save waiting: 565180 or 07973 971017.

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The silent auction on Sunday 14 July and events on the day raised over £1,000 towards the Wight Jewels’ trip to Sweden this summer for training with top synchro coach Andrea Dohany.

The auction itself raised £933.50, with the car treasure hunt, matchbox challenge and nail art raising a further £163, for a total of £1096.50.

Winner of the matchbox challenge was Margaret Mumford with more than 130 items in her matchbox. The Grist family won the treasure hunt.

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***New items added Sunday 14 July***

Bids can now be made for lots in the silent auction aimed at raising funds to send IW junior synchronized skating team Wight Jewels to Sweden this summer for training with top synchro coach Andrea Dohany.

The silent auction will be held on Sunday 14 July at the Ponda Rosa, Ryde, from 1pm to 5pm. Bids can be made in advance by emailing Janet Marsh (temporary mail link deleted) with the lot you would like to bid for, the amount of your bid and your contact details in case you have the highest bid.

Alternatively, you can bid in person on 14 July: write your bid on a slip with what you are bidding for and the amount, along with your contact details, and place in the bids box at the Ponda Rosa. At 4.30pm the bids will be checked and lots will go to the highest bidder.

The auction results will be announced at 5pm.


1. Farm walk with 2 Alpacas at West Wight Alpacas
2. 1 hour personal training session with Giles Wood (fitness instructor @ West Bay)
3. 1 hour tattoo voucher for flemink (Terri’s brother) OVER 18s ONLY
4. Personalized CD case with crystal design and your name from Dee World
5. Meal for 2 at Appley Manor
6. £15 voucher for Appley Manor
7. 2 hours’ cleaning by Karen Mazillius (Sarah Baldwin’s Mum)
8. A cake of your choice from Karen Mazillius
9. Book of Patch tickets for Planet Ice Ryde
10. 4 x ½ hour skating lessons with Terri Smith (only Terri’s existing pupils)
11. 1 x ½ hour skating lesson with Tom Eklund
12. 1 x ½ hour skating lesson with Georgia Whelan
13. 6 x tickets for JR Zone Newport
14. One of Val Hadlow’s amazing birthday cakes made for a date of your choice to your design.
15. Skating dress made for you by Emma Baxter – including fabric.
16. Large chocolate cake (20 servings approx) from West Bay Café. (To be collected Sunday 14 July)
17. Fish and chip supper for 2 at Paramount Café, Shanklin, on an evening of your choice.
18. 1 x full body massage including head & face by Julia Sanders (75 mins)
19. Back/shoulder/neck or shoulder/head massage (30 mins) by Julia Sanders (2 available)
20. Dog walking and or cleaning by Roxy
21. Car wash by Beth & Beckie
22. Personalized art work e.g. poster or promotional material designed to your brief by Gemma Marsh
23. 1 month’s membership at the Urban Gym, Smallbrook Stadium
24. 1 pair Coronation Ace standard blades (any size) donated by Impact Sports Ryde
25. ½ hour riding lesson at Godshill
26.  1 x ½ hour skating lesson with Matt Russell
27.  £15 voucher for Blueberry Café, Shanklin
28. £20 voucher for China Garden
29. Speed boat ride up Wootton Creek then 40mph ride to Osborne Bay, c/o Gail’s dad

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A reminder that the car treasure hunt to raise funds to send the junior synchro team to Sweden this summer is on Sunday 14 July from 1pm to 3.30pm. Arrive at Ponda Rosa (staggered start). Winners will be announced at announced at 5pm. There are stalls selling a variety of items while you await your departure. Cost is £2 per person.

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