Sight for Wight hosted its fourth Short Story Writing Competition Award Ceremony at the Riverside Centre on Monday 9th December to a full house!
A huge thank you to everyone who came along to support the event and our sponsors for providing the amazing prizes.
ASDA; Busy Bee; Chale Parish Council; Margaret Dilley; Dinosaur Isle; The Entertainer; Janice Ferguson; Garlic Farm; Isle of Wight College Restaurant; Morrison’s, Newport; Newport Parish Council; Red Funnel; Sandham Office Services; Tapnell Farm; TESCO; Noel Turner-Brooks; Vectis Radio; Ventnor Botanic Garden; Waitrose; Waterstones; Wight Computers; Wight Mouse Inn; Wightlink
Thanks to our celebrity readers: Melvyn Hayes; Michael Maloney; Edana Minghella and Kate Weston and also our entertainers: Huxley Magician; Medina Community Choir
Please enjoy a selection of photographs taken by our apprentice, Jasmine Edwards.
Miriam Tong, CEO opened the event and Chris Cane, Marketing, Communications & Fundraising Manager was the Master of Ceremony.
Entertainment was provided by Medina Community Choir with approximately 45 singers delighting the audience with a variety of festive songs.
Huxley Magician, for the second year running, provided magic and mirth and, during the interval, provided table magic.
We were delighted to have honoured guests, Gioia Minghella-Giddens, Melvyn Hayes and Bowls IW Club Member, John Harden who has been very generous with raising money for the charity this year.
This year’s winners were:
Enjoy Ben’s story by clicking below
Adam Kirby won a special award for being the youngest entrant in the competition at age 6. You can listen to Adam’s story below recorded by Melvyn Hayes.
You can listen to Ella’s story below
You can enjoy Marguerite’s story below
You can listen to Roy’s story below
Please enjoy a selection of photos from the evening below