Smiles as sunflowers bring in £15,000 for hospice

By a County Press reporter

Sunday, July 6, 2014

 

Smiles as sunflowers bring in £15,000 for hospice

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice team at Isle of Wight Festival 2014.

SALES of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice sunflowers during this year’s Isle of Wight Festival helped to raise about £15,000 towards cancer care on the Island.  

A team of a dozen volunteers sold the sunflowers at Seaclose Park, Newport, and aboard Wightlink’s Fishbourne to Portsmouth car ferry.   

As well as collecting on Wightlink ferries, the hospice also teamed up with the company on a separate competition in which festival goers were asked to take 'selfies’, posing with the hospice’s sunflower emblem. All selfies were entered into a prize draw to win either a VIP Isle of Wight Festival ticket or a pass to use 'posh’ toilets at the festival.

The hospice’s chief executive Jo Blackburn was delighted with this year’s festival fundraising.

"The atmosphere throughout the event was fantastic and our team had a lot of fun, despite the hard work," she said.

"We were also delighted to receive such great support from the Isle of Wight Festival organisers, Solo, as well as Wightlink. We look forward to working with both organisations in the future as the festival period is a very important part of our fundraising."

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