You can support a local charity that helps people with physical and learning disabilities on the Isle of Wight by grabbing a bottle of water or one of their flavoured drinks from our new Newport store.
We’re stocking Wight Crystal – part of Osel Enterprises charity – who produce still and carbonated spring water and flavoured drinks in Newport. Every bottle sold supports the Way Forward Programme – which provides 24/7 support services for people with physical and learning disabilities on the Island.
Osel also provide training and employment, and help people to build up skills and confidence to live as independently as possible. There are now 118 people that have support in the centre, on external sessions or in their own surroundings on a weekly basis. Read more about it here.
Tracey Sangster from Wight Crystal said: "It’s brilliant for us to be able to sell our products in our local Asda as we’re a small, local company, it’s great exposure. I was at an expo recently and lots of people were telling me they’d seen and bought our products at the store!
“Money from every bottle of water sold stays on the Island and supports the expansion of support services to those in our community who need such help.”
You can find still and sparkling water at the Newport store, as well as Ginger Beer and Traditional Lemonade in our Food to Go section.
We’re also stocking some other fantastic local products in the store – including:
- Briddlesford Farm Dairy – which has been managed by three generations of the same family and works to conserve the landscape around its dairy farm, based in Ryde.
- Goddards Brewery – the island’s oldest brewery and one of the UK’s first independent craft brewers, also based in Ryde.
- Isle of Wight Cheese Company – an award winning cheesemaker that use milk sourced from the island, based in Sandown.
- Yates’ Brewery – an independent brewers managed by an Isle of Wight father-and-son duo, based in Newchurch.
General store manager Kenny Farrell said: “We’re really proud to be able to stock so many fantastic products produced right here on the Isle of Wight. The island has so many great farmers and food producers and we take great pride in supporting them.”