A book, containing more than 500 photographs taken during last year’s inaugural Isle of Wight Day was launched today at an event at Barton Manor.
All photographs in the book were taken by Islanders for Islanders, as a lasting memory of the celebrations, which took place all over the Island over the weekend of September 24th 2016.
All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the High Sheriffs’ Trust and will be distributed to deserving Island causes.
Launching the book, the Island’s High Sheriff, Robin Courage, whose initiative was to create Isle of Wight Day said “I hope that this book illustrates the infectious feeling of happiness and celebration that swept through the Island on the first Isle of Wight Day. It’s packed with hundreds of happy and smiling faces involved in the many events that took place that day. I very much hope that everyone featured in the book and the many who sent in photographs, will buy a copy, as all the proceeds will remain on the Island and be distributed to deserving individuals and organisations”.
The book has been put together by Philip Bell at his Island publishing company, Beachy Books and all proceeds will go to the High Sheriffs’ Trust who will distribute every penny to Island causes.
“Celebrating Together” will be available at the County Press shop, ferry company terminals and other retailers throughout the Island and will retail at £15.00.
This year’s Isle of Wight Day will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.