Mon. Nov 23rd, 2020

Isle of Wight Observer News

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‘Light A Candle’ campaign for Mountbatten

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An Isle of Wight business is supporting Mountbatten Isle of Wight by asking its community to purchase its handmade charity Rainbow Candles – and lighting them in honour of those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

An Isle of Wight business is supporting Mountbatten Isle of Wight by asking its community to purchase its handmade charity Rainbow Candles – and lighting them in honour of those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Kathy Chillistone and Dave Winter, who together run ChilliWinter from Cowes, have, in just ten days, raised over £700 so far, of their £2000 target. With every sale, at a not-for-profit price, a direct donation is made to Mountbatten, Isle of Wight.

“Every Thursday evening, we salute our key worker heroes who are working selflessly around the clock to across the nation. Communities far and wide are coming outside and spending a couple of minutes to clap, cheer – and even
sing to show their support, and keep one another’s spirits up.”

“Each week, once we say farewell to our neighbours and turn back indoors, let’s light a rainbow candle to remember all those whose lives have been lost, let’s remember those who are in hospital fighting for their lives, and let’s
together show our support and hope for each hero’s unabated efforts to feed, protect and serve our nation.”

Each candle is hand-made in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Three different variations of their handmade rainbow candles are available and can be gift-wrapped and posted across the UK.

To find out more about the charity Rainbow Candle range, and buy online, go to www.chilliwinter.co.uk/shop