Bite the Wight is back to help the Isle of Wight Youth Trust

By Emily Pearce

Friday, August 15, 2014

 

Bite the Wight is back to help the Isle of Wight Youth Trust

Bite the Wight will raise money for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

BITE the Wight is back, bringing families and communities together to enjoy the best food, drink and hospitality on the Island, all in aid of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

The event, which was held the first time last year, was relaunched today (Friday) at an event at Olivos, Newport.

On October 24, schools, businesses and organisations will hold their own foodie fundraisers — tea parties, picnics, coffee mornings, cake sales or dinner parties. The following day, pubs, restaurants and cafes have been asked to donate the income from a single table or nominated dish to the charity.

Isle of Wight Youth Trust fundraiser Aimee Steward said: "We want as many businesses and other organisations to get involved as possible, we are aiming for 150 and we want to raise as much as we can.

"It's not just about fundraising, it's about bringing people together to enjoy a meal together — encouraging families to spend more time together is a big priority for the Youth Trust generally.

"It's good for business too, because it's a way for them to promote themselves."

All the businesses involved in Bite the Wight will be listed in the County Press.

Today's launch was attended by food and hospitality business owners, Isle of Wight Youth Trust patron Rob da Bank, food writers Matt and Cat and County Press editor Alan Marriott. Isle of Wight Radio, which will donate free airtime to the business with the most innovative fundraising idea, broadcast live from the event.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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