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Voting is open for Red Funnel's Charity of the Year

Thu, Dec 22 2022

The vote is now open for the public in deciding Red Funnel’s 2023 charity of the year. Following an application process, three charities have been shortlisted by team members across Red Funnel for this years’ competition; RSPCA (Isle of Wight Branch), Independent Arts, and Aspire.

Every year Red Funnel encourages local Island charities to apply to be the Isle of Wight ferry operator’s charity partner for the forthcoming year. Red Funnel supports more than 30 charities, but each year it focuses its fundraising initiatives on one charity, which is chosen in a public vote.

Fran Collins, Chief Executive Officer at Red Funnel, said: “We are excited to announce voting is now open for our charity of the year. 2023 marks the ninth year we have offered the charity of the year scheme. In that time, we have worked with some superb local charities, including Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight Independent Lifeboats, and this year’s charity, Young Lives vs Cancer.

“Partnering with Isle of Wight charities is extremely important to us and we recognise our responsibility in supporting local causes, close to the hearts of our teams and customers. We look forward to getting behind the organisation the public chooses and continuing to help to make a difference in 2023.”

To submit your vote for Red Funnel's 2023 Charity of The Year, click here


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Notes to editors

About Red Funnel
Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with roots tracing back to 1820. Based in the UK port of Southampton, Red Funnel carries 2.3m passengers and over 800,000 vehicles on its ferry route between the UK port of Southampton and East Cowes and 1.1m passengers between Southampton and West Cowes on its Red Jet Hi-Speed service.

In addition to ferry travel, Red Funnel is the only cross-Solent operator to offer ferry inclusive bonded holiday accommodation, attraction tickets, festival and event tickets and activity packages. Sub-brands include ‘Red Jet’ (the Hi-Speed passenger only ferry service serving West Cowes) and its on board café, ‘ReFuel’.  

The Company is a founder member of Visit Isle of Wight Ltd, the Island’s not for profit destination management organisation and Red Funnel sponsors or supports most of the Island’s premier events including the IW Festival, Cowes Week, Rhythm Tree, Wight Proms, and Walk the Wight as well as a range of community and niche interest events. Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year, 2022 is Young Lives vs. Cancer.

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