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Environmental volunteers clean up coastline with Community Fund donation

A passionate environmental campaigner says “it means so much” to be awarded the money to pay for his next trip to clean marine plastic waste in the Isles of Scilly. Steve Green, co-founder of Clean Ocean Sailing (COS), made a last-minute application to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund in the hope it…

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Steamship Group pays for lifeline emergency service for a year

A lifeline service for people in Cornwall who are suicidal or in crisis is being funded for an entire year by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund. Cornwall Samaritans’ emergency room answers phone calls, texts, emails and drop-ins from people in their hour of need. The service, run by 120 volunteers, costs £3,380…

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Unwanted toiletries destined for vulnerable women

A scheme to collect unwanted toiletries from the Isles of Scilly and donate them to vulnerable women has had a boost this week. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, via its Community Fund, has offered to transport the items from St Mary’s to Penzance, where they will be destined for homeless shelters and women’s refuges…

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4.5 millionth passenger heads to the Isles of Scilly
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4.5 millionth passenger heads to Scilly

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group welcomed its 4.5 millionth ferry passenger aboard the Scillonian III ferry today (Tuesday 21st May). Jacky Shepley from Paignton boarded the ferry to visit the Isles of Scilly with her husband and two dogs on 21st May and was greeted by the company’s Deputy Travel Centre Manager, who presented…

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Judith Piper appointed director - Isles of Scilly Travel
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Judith Piper, Chief Financial Offer, to join Steamship Group’s board of directors.

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced the appointment of Judith Piper to its board of directors with immediate effect. Judith joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in October 2018. Before joining the group, Judith worked for W. Stevenson & Sons Ltd as Finance Director, Company Secretary and Acting Managing Director. Her earlier…

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Flights to Scilly for one lucky Cape Cornwall pupil

One lucky pupil from Cape Cornwall School won a special trip to the Isles of Scilly after coming first in a poster competition to promote Land’s End Airport. Year 8 student Grace Broughton-Pickard, who has never flown before, said she was “shocked and happy” to win two fly/sail tickets to the islands, courtesy of the…

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Atlantic Grey Seal - Isles of Scilly
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Working together for Scilly

A new partnership has been agreed between the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group and Scilly’s nature conservation charity the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to help better protect the unique environment of the Isles of Scilly. The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust will be working closely with the Steamship Group to help visitors to Scilly…

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Island Helicopters to cease operation

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced that it is to cease its Island Helicopters operation from Land’s End Airport to St Mary’s owing to a lack of demand. Instead it will concentrate on its core passenger and freight shipping services from Penzance, and Skybus flights from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter airports, which…

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Double sailings to Scilly in summer 2019

 The Scillonian III passenger ferry is preparing to start her seasonal sailings to the Isles of Scilly. This summer, to offer greater choice to both visitors and local residents and to support growth of the visitor market, Isles of Scilly Travel will be offering double return sailings on Saturdays throughout the peak summer months, providing…

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Time running out to apply for £10,000 community group fund

Local groups and good causes have got until February 28th to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund. The charitable fund has donated a milestone £50,000 to 35 different groups over the past three years. 2018 saw the Community Fund’s single biggest donation yet –…

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Best New Year gift for Mount Hawke children

Children at Mount Hawke Academy have thanked the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company for “the best New Year gift we could ever have wished for”. An impressive new made-to-order adventure playground was installed in the school grounds over the Christmas holidays, replacing old, tired play equipment which was no longer fit for purpose. The £23,000…

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Celebrations as Community Fund reaches milestone £50,000 donation

A milestone £50,000 has been donated to local groups and good causes over the past three years by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Community Fund. The grand total was revealed this week as the company announced it has more money to give away in 2019, with applications for the next round now open. This…

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