Mountbatten announced as our corporate charity for 2024 and 2025

3 months ago Tue 9th Jan 2024

group of people in front of a bus

We are delighted to announce Mountbatten Isle of Wight our charity for 2024 and 2025.

We will be spending the next two years raising funds and awareness to help the hospice provide care and support for local people with life limiting illnesses, and their loved ones to help Mountbatten provide 24/7 care and support for thousands of local people across the Island in their homes, the hospice building in Newport, and St Mary’s Hospital.   

Mountbatten’s vision is of a world where all dying people and those close to them have access to expert, compassionate and cost-effective care of the highest quality - whatever the illness, whoever they are and wherever they happen to be. 

“This is a crucial local resource, supporting people with death and dying, and also offering relatives and friends free bereavement support,” said Southern Vectis general manager, Richard Tyldsley. 

“Our corporate charity is voted for by the Southern Vectis team. Many of my colleagues have benefited directly from the support Mountbatten provides, so we are delighted to be backing this very worthy cause, and raising as much money as possible over the coming years.”

Southern Vectis has a busy calendar of fundraising planned, and is also promoting the charity on-board and on the rear of a bus.

“Hopefully, the messages will be seen by thousands traveling across the Island - and this will help increase awareness for this very worthy cause,” added Richard. 

Claire Treasure, Mountbatten’s corporate partnerships fundraiser, added: “We are thrilled to be chosen as Southern Vectis’s corporate charity, and very much look forward to working closely with them. 

“Mountbatten currently supports over 2,000 people everyday, and demand for our services continues to grow. We rely so much on the generosity of our Island community to ensure we can continue caring for local people. 

“Working with Southern Vectis gives us a great boost, both in raising money and awareness about the support and services Mountbatten can provide.”

Read more about Mountbatten here.