Southern Vectis names The Wildheart Trust as its 2022 corporate charity

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Go-Ahead Group owned Southern Vectis has announced that its 2022 charity of the year is The Wildheart Trust. The Isle of Wight operator will spend the year raising funds and awareness to help the trust, which runs the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary in Sandown.

The Wildheart Trust is a registered wildlife charity dedicated to providing homes for vulnerable, rescued animals which include everything from lions, tigers and monkeys to lemurs, reptiles and hedgehogs. The charity also campaigns to secure the future of some of the world’s most threatened species while preserving natural habitats that are under the threat of destruction. “With welfare top of the agenda at the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, this is an important initiative – and we’re proud to have it within our community here on the Isle of Wight,” said Southern Vectis General Manager Richard Tyldsley.

“Local people and those from further afield can visit the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, which is also committed to providing high quality learning opportunities for pupils and students – with the charity’s team using its knowledge of the natural world to inspire all those who visit the sanctuary.

“With such a wonderful resource right on our doorstep, I’m delighted that we will be raising as much money as possible over the coming year, to help The Wildheart Trust continue its excellent work. The decision to make the Trust our corporate charity was made by my colleagues, who voted for the charity. To start this new relationship, Southern Vectis will be covering the rear of one of our buses with the charity’s branding, and we are offering The Wildheart Trust the opportunity to have branding on board the buses with an easy donate QR code to help raise awareness and vital funds.”

From left to right: Southern Vectis Operations Manager Simon Moye; Wildheart Animal Sanctuary Animal Manager Marc Fox; Wildheart Animal Sanctuary Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Bates; Wildheart Animal Sanctuary Marketing and Communications Manager Matthew Riches, and; Southern Vectis General Manager Richard Tyldsley. GO SOUTH COAST