TODDLERS and sheltered housing residents mustered a fundraising masterclass for Go Yellow Day this year ­— raising money for Mountbatten.

A fundraiser was held at Gordon Lodge, a sheltered housing complex in East Cowes, joined by Coburg Court, raising £1,150.

More than 100 people gathered on the day, including residents' friends and families, who were treated to a spread of baked cakes and flying flags. Clothes and cars were adorned with Mountbatten's signature colour.

Many of the residents of Gordon Lodge volunteer at Mountbatten and its warehouse.

"We couldn't believe the result," said resident, Pat Bush.

"We ran a raffle before hand, and it was a really great day.

"We all sat down in the evening and had a glass of wine."

Over in Shanklin, CatURpillars toddler group turned yellow for the morning. Forty children, together with their parents, grandparents and childminders, enjoying a fun-filled start to the day, raising more than £70 for the charity.

The children took part in a yellow-themed craft session, producing a spectacular picture of a sunflower ­— the logo of the hospice­ — and enjoyed yellow food for snack time, including bananas, pineapple and cheese.

Janet Harley, who heads up the group, said: “The hospice is very close to my heart. Four years ago, I went through chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery for breast cancer.

"Not long after that, my mum died, so I had quite a lot to get my head around.

"Following all this, I saw a counsellor at the hospice who helped me understand all I had been through, and how it had impacted my life.

"One of our CatURpillar's mums, who has been attending with her children for several years, is a physiotherapist at the hospice, too, so it felt all the more right to support this event.

"The hospice provide such an amazing service to many people who are living with or have been affected by, not just cancer, but bereavement and other life limiting illnesses ­— we, as a group, are so pleased to be able to support them."

From cashiers to crew, and engineers to pilots, Hovertravel staff also showed their support for the Island's only hospice.

Loretta Lale, head of commercial at Hovertravel said: “Hovertravel is a proud and long-term supporter of Mountbatten, and we wanted to demonstrate that strong support by wearing yellow today.

"We need the Mountbatten Nurses to help ensure no-one experiences death and dying without professional carers by their side.”

Go Yellow Day is Mountbatten’s annual fundraising day, where people are urged to wear, eat or do something yellow, to raise funds to support Mountbatten’s work.

Across the Isle of Wight on Friday, schools, businesses and individuals all work together to turn the Island yellow.

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