The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is to go toe-to-toe with its neighbour, in Southampton later (Thursday).

Footy fans from Solent NHS Trust take on a team of Islanders at Test Park Sports Ground in Southampton. Kick off is at 6.30pm.

Paul Hemet, Performance Support Officer, for the IOW Ambulance Service, said:

“When my colleague Nick suggested we contact Solent NHS Trust to arrange a game, we jumped at the opportunity. It was an excellent way to not only to enable better awareness of the charitable funds group and also boost staff morale and fitness. We…hope that we can arrange a return game over on the Island in the near future. It would be excellent if we can make this a regular fixture.”