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Our Community

Hovertravel has been linking communities together since 1965 and we value the important of strong partnership with the Charity and Business Community.

 

  • Charity Partners

  • Business Partners

  • Charity of The Year

WightAid

 

Hovertravel is pleased to support WightAid, whose primary objective is to provide funding to charities, groups and organisations which aim to improve the lives of people who are living on the Isle of Wight.

 

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Isle Access

 

Isle Access has been instrumental partner to Hovertravel ensuring we offer the highest level of service for those with reduced mobility. Isle Access is a user led charity committed to encourage and promote greater accessibility and inclusion for people on the Isle of Wight. Working with the tourist industry and local government, Isle Access is a useful resource for information about Island accessibility

 

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Wessex Cancer Trust

Wessex Cancer Trust believes that there should be help and support available to everyone living with cancer, when and where they need it. They provide the affectional known mini bus ‘The Daisy Bus’ from the Southsea Hoverport to QA Hospital Portsmouth, an important transport link with those travelling from the Isle Of Wight to the mainland for treatment.

 

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Mountbatten

Mountbatten provides expert care and support to anyone on the Isle of Wight who is facing death, dying and bereavement. Services are provided free of charge to patients and their families, only possible to the incredible generosity of community for their continuing support, through fundraising and volunteering.

 

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The Wight Brainy Bunch

The Wight Brainy Bunch is a small charity on the Isle of Wight providing a support network and financial assistance to local families affected by Brain Tumours.

 

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Euan's Guide

 

Euan’s Guide makes it easier for disabled people to find great places to go. The charity was founded in 2013 by Euan MacDonald, who is a powerchair user, and his sister Kiki. As Euan’s access requirements changed, both went in search of recommendations for accessible places to go, but a platform for this kind of information didn’t exist. Built as a friendly and honest alternative to hours of web searching and phone calls before visiting somewhere new, Euan’s Guide now has thousands of disabled access reviews and listings for places all over the UK and beyond.

 

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Veterans Outreach

 

Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) provides monthly drop in meetings and weekly mental health therapies for former members of the British Armed Forces and Reserves and their direct family members, including the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Merchant Navy. Hovertravel are pleased to offer discounted travel for those travelling from the Isle Of Wight.

 

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Friends Of Osborne

 

The Friends of Osborne undertake an annual programme of fundraising events which are open to both members and their guests. We aim to encourage interest in Osborne House, its history, buildings, contents, grounds and gardens.

 

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Isle of Wight Pride

 

Hovertravel is pleased to support Isle of Wight Pride with the objective to raise public awareness about the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBTQI+); to cultivate a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity and in particular, through celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQI+ community and to stage an annual LGBTQI+ festival and smaller events throughout the year  to further these causes.

 

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Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance

 

HIOWAA is the charity that delivers an advanced Critical Care Team to sick and injured people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most. Available both day and night, 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance Critical Care Team is called out many times a day to attend road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents.

 

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UnlimitedIsland

 

Understanding that travelling with a disability or additional accessibility requirements can sometimes be time-consuming due to research, Unlimited Island have personally reviewed every venue shown to offer a full expectation of how the Island is for those with a disability and to direct you to reviewed, approved and rated places to eat, stay, relax and enjoy every second of your time here on the Island.

 

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Ryde Inshore Rescue

 

Hovertravel have worked with Ryde Inshore Rescue for a number of years, assisting with raising funds for the vital work the team of volunteers do, to keep Ryde beach and it's visitors safe.

 

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Visit Isle Of Wight

 

Hovertravel are pleased to work with Visit Isle of Wight Limited is a not for profit company, dedicated to showcasing the Isle of Wight to the UK mainland and overseas audiences. Working in partnership with Visit England, Visit Britain, Tourism South East and other tourism bodies

 

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Shaping Portsmouth

 

Shaping Portsmouth is a community interest company that delivers both a strategic and operational partnership between Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth businesses, and educational institutions at all levels in the City. Our aim is to run valuable and relevant programmes that support the needs of the City, and the objectives of our partners.

 

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Isle Of Wight Chamber Of Commerce

 

Hovertravel, a Silver Patron of the Isle Of Wight Chamber of Commerce, a leading player in the British Chambers of Commerce Accredited Chamber Network, and provides an independent powerful voice for the views and concerns of its members at local, regional, national and international levels.

 

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Hampshire Chamber Of Commerce

Hovertravel is a member of the Hampshire Chamber Of Commerce, a membership organisation, owned and managed by local businesses whose goal it is to protect and promote business interests.

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Isle Of Wight Community Rail Partnership

 

Isle Of Wight Community Rail partnership delivers a range of activities that bring people together and help communities get the most from their railways, as well as helping our railways to thrive. These activities range from community gardening and arts projects on stations, to helping people with disabilities use rail, to advising train operators on meeting local needs.

 

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Discover Ferries

Discover Ferries is an industry body representing ferry travel in the UK & Ireland. Hovertravel is proud to be the only Hovercraft operator in the group.

 

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CTA - The Coach Tourism Association

Hovertravel are members of The Coach Tourism Association is a membership based organisation to promote travel and tourism by coach.

 

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UKInbound

 

Hovertravel are members of UKInbound is the UK’s only trade association that represents inbound tourism.

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For 2019 Hovertravel have chosen Dementia UK as their chosen charity of the year, to raise funds for the vital work the charity and their team of Admiral nurses do on the Isle of Wight

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Event

Amount Raised

16th January - Cyclethon

£396.00

28th February - Time for a Cuppa

£205.19

24th March - Isle of Wight Football Shield

£737.59*

*Total money raised, included funds raised for charities aligned to each company involved.