Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries receives numerous requests for support from many worthwhile causes and unfortunately we are unable to help everybody.
This year we are delighted to support the Isle of Wight Youth Trust – a charitable independent and professional organisation offering counselling, advice, information and support services to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight and, in some cases their parents or carers.
Because of the good work we already do we can only offer support to a small number of requests within the immediate locality of our ports and have identified post codes that we will accept requests from. If you are not in our neighbourhood, we are sorry but we are unable to support you.
Charity requests from Registered Charities, Registered Youth Groups and Schools will only be considered from the following post codes:
PO1, PO30 – PO41 & SO41
Each charity or organisation may submit a request once a year between 01 April and 31 March.
All local charity requests should be on headed paper and sent to the following address:
Due to the volume of requests we receive every day, we cannot respond to them all. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, then we regret to inform you that your request has been unsuccessful.
Today, children and young people are facing ever growing pressures. From social media and bullying, to the need to perform academically, these problems add up in what is already a difficult time for most people.
Island children and young people are facing further challenges. They are dealing with an underperforming school system and the highest rate of bullying in England, amongst other issues which can make it difficult to imagine a bright future. With so much on their minds, our children and young people are looking for help.
The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is dedicated to supporting children and young people by offering them a totally confidential and professional counselling service, helping them to navigate life’s challenges.
Last year the Youth Trust offered 3958 counselling appointments to more than 800 children and young people across the Isle of Wight, that’s 1 in 50 people under 25. Covering the whole Island, they delivered this service in 8 different locations across the island, including schools, GP surgeries and their office in Newport.
This would not have been possible were it not for the generosity of Wightlink customers who, in addition to Wightlink’s annual donation of £10,000, raised just under £4,000 through donation tins at Wightlink ticket offices and ferry terminals.
To find out more about the vital work of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, please visit their website, where you can make a donation online.