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Young Lives vs Cancer, Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year 2022, hosts an open day at Jean’s House

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Young Lives vs Cancer hosted an open day in July at Jean’s House, a home from home close to Southampton General Hospital. Jean’s House offers free accommodation for families to stay close to their child when they're having cancer treatment and is Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year for 2022.

During the weeks leading up to the open day, Red Funnel, with the support of Albert Harrison & Co and Wenlock Spring, pulled together to donate a variety of goods ranging from sweets and canned goods to toiletries and games. These donations were then gifted to Jean’s House on the open day by Red Funnel members of staff.

Debbie Reed, Human Resources Director at Red Funnel, said: “It was great to get involved in the open day at Jean’s House - it is a fantastic facility allowing for families to stay together in a welcoming setting during cancer treatment. We are privileged to be supporting Young Lives vs Cancer this year and all of the wonderful things that they do, and we look forward to getting involved in more activities during the second half of the year.”

Young Lives VS Cancer was announced as Red Funnel’s 2022 charity of the year in January. During 2022 Red Funnel will support Young Lives vs Cancer in a series of ongoing fundraising campaigns. In previous years Red Funnel has helped its partners to fundraise through customer donations, sports competitions and volunteering. All funds Red Funnel raises will help Young Lives vs Cancer to support children and young people, from babies up to the age of 24 years old.




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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, The Great Wonderfest, Wight Proms, Cowes Classics, 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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