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 will only be considered from the following post codes:
PO1, PO30 – PO41 & SO41
Each charity may submit one request a year between 01 April and 31 March.
All 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.
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.
Wightlink is proud to sponsor the Isle of Wight Youth Trust’s newly formed Youth Mental Health Taskforce as part of its ongoing support for the charity.
Wightlink provides funding to help the Trust’s Taskforce to provide peer-to-peer advocacy to young people, helping break down the stigma associated with mental health. The Taskforce will also help the charity to develop new programmes and provide feedback on the range of services provided via the Youth Trust.
To launch its work, the Taskforce embarked on a tour of Island schools during Mental Health Awareness Week to give young people the opportunity to hear about people who have overcome mental health issues and get information about the advice and services available via the charity.
Wightlink’s support will help build on the momentum achieved on the school tour. This inspirational group of young people can deliver a powerful message and, as advocates for the Youth Trust, can provide hope, encouragement and advice to young people battling mental health issues.
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.
The charity’s Discover Sailing programme encourages young people in the city to get active on the water and benefit from everything sailing has to offer including confidence building, teamwork, an increased sense of wellbeing, as well as learning a new skill. After completing a Discover Sailing session, all young people are offered the opportunity to continue sailing regularly at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre.
Through its Charitable Sailing Programmes, the Andrew Simpson Foundation aims to use the facility to offer the community of Portsmouth affordable opportunities to learn to sail and experience watersports and outdoor adventure activities, as well as offer inclusive routes to regular participation.
Any Portsmouth schools that are interested in taking part in the Wightlink-supported Discover Sailing programme should contact the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre on 023 9266 3873 or email email@example.com.
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