At Vectis Ventures (Robin Hill & Blackgang Chine) we love the fact that so many of you get involved in raising money for your chosen organisation or charity which we support where we can. To date we have supported many charities and individuals by providing donations and raffle prizes throughout the year.

Local charity, Challenge & Adventure, which works closely with disadvantaged children aged 12 – 19 years, has been chosen as Vectis Ventures (owners of Blackgang Chine & Robin Hill Country Park) Charity of the Year and the inaugural charity partner for Eklectica – the new boutique summer music festival with a twist – which takes place at Robin Hill on 9th & 10th September.

James Crofts, Park Manager at Robin Hill said, “We are proud to be supporting an inspirational charity who make such a positive difference to disadvantaged young people on the Isle of Wight. We hope our new summer music festival, Eklectica, will give Challenge & Adventure an exciting opportunity to raise both awareness of their great charity, and some much-needed funds to help them deliver their aspirations.”

Karen Eeles, Fundraising Manager at Challenge & Adventure, said, “Challenge & Adventure work with disadvantaged and challenging young Island people using adventurous outdoor activities and tailored support to build their confidence, raise their self-esteem and help them to re-engage at school, at home and in the community. The charity relies on donations, grants and the generosity of volunteers to continue its work. We are very excited to be working with Vectis Ventures, helping out with events throughout the year.  It will be good for our charity, volunteers, supporters and staff to work with these two fabulous, experienced local attractions and give something back to the Island Community.”

Challenge & Adventure will have young people and volunteers supporting event operations at Eklectica and will also be fundraising from their event stall and throughout the festival site all weekend.   Details of how to volunteer on behalf of Challenge & Adventure at Eklectica will be available shortly.   Please visit http://www.challengeadventure.org.uk/  or follow their social media channels for more information.

As the nominated Vectis Ventures Charity of the Year, Challenge & Adventure will receive 100% of all money raised through collection boxes and other fundraising efforts at both Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill Country Park, plus fundraising at Eklectica.

We will also continue to support local junior schools by donating complimentary admission tickets to enable them to use as raffle prizes and help them raise much needed funds for their projects.   These will be distributed directly to the schools throughout the year. We would ask PTAs to liaise directly with the schools admin office on this.

If you would like your chosen charity to be considered for 2018, please let us know and we will put it to our employee panel later this year.  Email us at: charities@vectisventures.co.uk

We’re sorry we can’t help with your particular request this year, but we hope you have a fantastic event and raise awareness and money for your chosen cause.