Mon. Oct 25th, 2021

Isle of Wight Observer News

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True Island Spirit at work in community

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One of the first deliveries of hand sanitiser made Isle of Wight Distillery was put into action in the kitchen at Pan Together. The organisation is working as part of Downside Community Centre’s support services to vulnerable people in Pan, Pan Meadows and Barton as part of the coronavirus response.

Rachel Thomson, Community Centre Manager, said: “We want to send a really big thank you to Xavier Baker and the whole team at the Isle of Wight Distillery for having the great idea of turning their gin-making equipment into a not-for-profit hand gel production line. This is really going to help us in these most difficult of times with our meal delivery service, essential shopping provision and prescription-collection offer for local residents in need.”

She continued: “If anyone from the area would like to know more about how we can help them, their friends, their families and their neighbours, please ring 248170 or email