December 1, 2023

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Age UK IW receives £30,000 donation

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Age UK Isle of Wight has received a donation of £30,000 from the proceeds of Wolverton Manor Garden Fair, which took place on September 2 and 3.

The annual event has chosen Age UK IW as its charity beneficiary for the past 18 years, gifting vital funding to the organisation.

Age UK IW thanked the Patterson family, who own Wolverton Manor and facilitate the fair, for their support and generosity.

Jane Patterson, a former trustee, and now patron of the charity, has played a significant role in supporting and funding the organisation’s services, especially through the money raised by Wolverton Manor Fair.

Sheila Evans, Age UK IW trustee, thanked Jane on behalf of the charity: “This relationship has forged a bond that we greatly value and has enabled us to pursue ideas and projects that would have otherwise been out of reach. Jane’s unconditional support has given us the freedom to make a real difference in the lives of older Islanders.”

The £30,000 donation received from the fair will be used to continue funding Age UK IW’s core services, including the Good Neighbour Service, information and advice signposting, and opens the opportunity to find new ways to support over-50s on the Island. The IW Observer is the fair’s media partner.

To find out more about the services Age UK IW provides visit They can also be reached by telephone on 525282 or via email at

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