New Year cheer for our Daisy Bus

We’re thrilled to have received a grant for £12,852 from the Isle of Wight Foundation to help keep our Daisy Buses running.  Our Daisy Buses help patients travelling from the Isle of Wight get to their hospital appointments in Portsmouth and Southampton for their cancer treatment.

It’s part of funding worth £30,000 which has been made available to five good causes on the Isle of Wight.

Lorraine White, our Isle of Wight fundraising manager, said:

“We provide emotional and practical support to people of all ages and with all types of cancer, as well as support for their loved ones. We have four cancer Support Centres across the Wessex region, including in Newport on the Isle of Wight. This grant will help fund our Daisy Buses for a year, covering the lease payments on our buses. We are very grateful to the foundation for its support because it will help fund the thousands of journeys that we provide each year for cancer patients on the Isle of Wight.”

To date, the IW Foundation has donated more than £600,000 to local projects. Each year, local groups are invited to apply for grants of between £3,000 and £16,000 to fund projects that help tackle social exclusion, whether through access to training and qualifications or building stronger communities.

The photo shows (l-r) Rachel Mills (Island Roads data asset analyst) and Lorraine White, our Isle of Wight fundraising manager) 

We run two minibuses for patients visiting Southampton General Hospital and Queen Alexandra Hospital. They’re free and you don’t need to book.

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