Red Funnel raise £55,000 for HIOWAA.


This week Red Funnel’s Charity Committee presented HIOWAA with a cheque for £55,000. The presentation marked the culmination of Red Funnel’s fundraising efforts for their Charity  of the Year 2017.

Every year, staff at Red Funnel shortlist three local charities from those who have applied to be the company’s Charity of the Year, with the public voting for the ultimate winner.  HIOWAA was selected for 2017 and staff at the cross-Solent ferry firm found lots of creative ways to raise money to help keep the Air Ambulance flying.  Initiatives included dress down Fridays and a family fun day at Thruxton Motorsport Centre.

Kevin George, Chairman and CEO of Red Funnel said ‘I am always impressed by the creativity and dedication of Red Funnel’s staff, especially our Charity Committee for the work they do to raise money for our Charity of the Year and the many other local charities we support.’

Ray Southam, HIOWAA’s Corporate and Community Fundraiser commented ‘We’re greatly honoured to have been chosen as Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year for 2017 and the amount of money that has been raised is fantastic. It has been great to work with Red Funnel and I would like to thank everyone for their contribution’.


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