The team at Isle of Wight Distribution raised £1,882 for Mountbatten Hospice by taking part in ‘Go Yellow Day’, the annual fund-raiser held in aid of the hospice on October 1.
The 70-strong team at the Newport and Chandlers Ford depots donned bright yellow T-shirts, donated by Island company Rapanui. The company also received donations from Pall-Ex Group, Cheeky Chimps Nursery in Ryde and the team at Isle of Wight Tomatoes – who donated £250 to the cause.
Chris Hall, Commercial Director at Isle of Wight Distribution, said: “This has been a true community effort and has really shown how supportive Island businesses are to one another, not to mention the kindness of the public who were so encouraging towards our drivers while they were working across the Island and Southampton in their Go Yellow t-shirts.
“Mountbatten Hospice is a charity close to many of our hearts, and it is likely that we have all known – or known of – somebody that has benefited from their compassionate and first-class end of life care and bereavement support. To be able to help them in any way we can is a huge honour.”
Mountbatten’s chief executive, Nigel Hartley, said: “We could not continue our work without the individuals, organisations, and businesses who get behind us, and we are so grateful to Isle of Wight Distribution, and to our wonderful Island community, for coming together and going Yellow in support of our patients and their families.
“Seeing everyone in their yellow finery is a joy after such a challenging time.”