Our Charity Work

 

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.

Our Local Area

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.

Charity Requests

All local charity requests should be on headed paper and sent to the following address:

Charity Requests
Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries
Gunwharf Road
Portsmouth
PO1 2LA

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.


The journey from childhood to adulthood is hard, and it isn’t getting any easier.

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.

This is how Wightlink’s customers can help:

  • Support the Isle of Wight Youth Trust with Wightlink
  • Donate at Wightlink ports and on board ferries
  • Take part in the many fundraising events we’ll hold

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.

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Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.
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Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.
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Coaches

Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.
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Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.
No need to book separately.
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