Find out how you can support Joe Ellis

By Ross Findon

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 16:14


Find out how you can support Joe Ellis

Jazzy Heath will be performing at the King Lud in Ryde, in aid of Isle of Wight teenager Joe Ellis.


THERE are plenty of chances to back the Joe Ellis Trust campaign over the coming days to help the bid to raise £100,000 to pay for cancer treatment for the Isle of Wight teenager.

The campaign has already raised tens of thousands of pounds and a host of further events are planned.

We will update this guide with the latest fundraisers. If you're holding an event please get in touch via

Find out how you can get behind below:

Show your support for Joe with a wristband.

They cost £2 and can be bought around the Isle of Wight, including in Lugleys Restaurants, Olivos, Mr Ts, and Available Light Gallery and Gifts in Newport, F. Robert Frise jewellers in Freshwater, Babushka Books in Shanklin, the Ponda Rosa in Ashey, the King Lud in Ryde and Oh So Vintage in Ventnor.

Alan Cooper, store manager at the Animal store on Newport High Street, is doing a sponsored weightloss in aid of Joe. He aims to shed four stone from his 16 stone 9lbs weight by September 24th. To sponsor him, pop in to the store or visit Joe's fundraising Facebook page.

FRIDAY, June 27

Ice cream will be on offer on Friday in exchange for a donation to the Joe Ellis Trust.

Plaza Ices of Cowes will have its ice cream van parked up all day in St James Square, Newport, and every penny donated will go towards Joe's pioneering cancer treatment.

Even those who do not like ice cream are invited to make a donation in the collection buckets.


Mike Grist and volunteers will be pulling a 1937 Standard car from Chale, starting at 6am, to St Thomas' Square, Newport for around 11.30am and on to the Red Jet terminal in Cowes. Volunteers are needed and anyone who wants to get involved can contact Mike on 07841 711 972.

SaElfie and Lexie's Bring and Buy stall, held from 10am until 2pm at 55 Castle Road, Newport.

Second hand book sale at Salvation Army Hall, Pyle Street, Newport, from 9am .

SUNDAY, June 29

A danceathon for Joe will be held at Christ the King College from 11am.

The Vine, St Helens, a raffle and tarot card readings will be held at the Vine Inn, St Helens, as part of St Helens Village Fair. Tarot card readings will be done by Morwenna, for a minimum £5 donation, from 3pm.

SUNDAY, July 6

Pay a donation and take part in a group walk from Appley to Puckpool at 9am.

A 1960s themed live music event will raise money for Joe at the Dimbola Museum and Galleries' Summer of Love on Sunday, July 6, from 4pm.

Tickets cost £10 ahead of time or £12 on the door and swinging 60s outfits encouraged.

A day of live music at the Bargeman's Rest in Newport on Sunday, July 6, from 1pm, will be held in aid of Joe. Acts include the Dollymops, Duveaux, Kat Skellington and Headfunk Collective.


A crazy Cowes half marathon and 10km fun run will be held from the Parkhurst Forest main car park, from 9am. Entry costs £10. For more information visit Joe's fundraising page on Facebook.

Test your general knowledge at a pub quiz at Shorwell Village Hall, from 7.30pm.

SUNDAY, July 20

A craft fair is planned at the Chequers Inn, Rookley. Spaces for stalls are £15 for a six foot pitch, or £25 for a double pitch. Bring your own tables and gazebos and contact for more information.


Santander employees from Ryde and Newport are doing a 'Walk for Joe' on Thursday, July 24. The walkers will set off from the Needles at 8am and trek back to the Ryde branch.

FRIDAY, July 25

Vicki Newnham will be doing a sponsored head shave and (hopefully) a race night at Newport Conservative Club.

See a video below, produced by Joe's friends in support of the teenager:


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