Isle of Wight music students release charity song to thank key workers

David Pontin Platform One

The Wightlink in the Community project is a collaboration between Platform One students, Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, Fusion Arts Academy and others. All proceeds will benefit the Island's NHS charity

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 10:36am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Latest on Wightlink’s Yarmouth, Fishbourne and FastCat routes

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Three months into lockdown and Wightlink are able to provide a further update on their three ferry services from the Isle of Wight to the mainland

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:07am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink celebrating two years serving Isle of Wight milk to their ferry customers

Wightlink celebrates almost half a million litres of IoW milk

Wightlink are not only supporting an Isle of Wight farm, but keeping food miles to a minimum, by sourcing it locally. The amount of milk that they’ve used is enough for a staggering number of cups of tea and coffee!

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 4:28pm

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

Wightlink support Isle of Wight young carers in new partnership

YMCA Young Carers Dean Murphy and Trudie Augustus Harris

National Young Carers Day is the perfect time to announce a new partnership - supporting respite trips to the mainland for children and young people

Thursday, 30th January, 2020 11:01am

By Karen Woods

Lucy the Isle of Wight stowaway cat home for from adventures in Scotland

Wightlink steward Anni Ruecroft with Zara Ellis and Lucy – safely in her travelling basket – at Fishbourne terminal

The cat stowed away in a neighbours’ horsebox just before they moved from Ryde to the island of Lismore in the Inner Hebrides

Friday, 20th December, 2019 10:26am

By Karen Woods

Victoria of Wight wins top environmental award for £30million hybrid ferry

Jarvis Smith from the P.E.A. Awards, in association with Octopus Energy, presents Wightlink’s Keith Greenfield with the Travel Award

CEO of the ferry company said they've pledged to do all they can to "protect the sea, land and air around us by keeping the Solent clean, recycling as much as possible and reducing waste and emissions"

Monday, 2nd December, 2019 2:43pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

Ferry staff extend their Christmas appeal for cat shelter to passengers

Anni Ruecroft and the Wightlink Nine Lives Cat Food Appeal

This year the appeal is being extended to members of the public, who are invited to donate cat food, treats, toys, cat litter and clean blankets at special drop-off points located in Wightlink’s terminal buildings

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 7:41am

By Karen Woods

Young Islanders head into the boardroom with ferry company CEO

Young leaders meet Captain Matt Mullins

Young Islanders had a chance to find out more about the Isle of Wight ferry company and quiz their CEO on a recent visit

Monday, 11th November, 2019 11:55am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink support travel for children in council’s care

Keith Greenfield CEO Wightlink Ferries

The Wightlink travel passes enable them to commute to a mainland college which offers specialist courses currently unavailable on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 4:40pm

By Karen Woods

Wightlink are jacking up the cost of driving on Ryde pier

taxi on pier

The new entry system is being installed this week and will come into operation at 4pm on Sunday (15th September).

Monday, 9th September, 2019 12:27pm

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Lymphoedema sufferer walking the Isle of Wight for charity

Island walkers Helen and Dave Hunter

Despite suffering from painful condition, Lymphoedema, Helen Hunter is currently walking the Isle of Wight’s coastline for charity.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 8:55am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink marks five years of supporting whale and dolphin charity, ORCA

Emma, Jo and Katie from ORCA with Captain Dave Booker

It was the fifth year the ferry company welcomed volunteers from the whale and dolphin charity to its Portsmouth – Fishbourne route.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 1:27pm

By Karen Woods