A place to stay in times of need for the people and visitors of the Isles of Scilly

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The Island Haven

A place to stay in times of need for the people & visitors of the Isles of Scilly

We are a registered charity fundraising to provide, equip and run a place for the people and visitors of the Isles of Scilly to stay when undergoing medical treatment on the mainland.

The Island Haven will provide a comforting space for islanders undergoing longer-term outpatient treatment, for loved ones accompanying patients during emergency treatment, or for patients discharged overnight or at weekends when travel home to the islands is impossible.

Currently, the need for islanders to pay for hotels, guesthouses or B&B accommodation impacts family life, finances and mental wellbeing at a time when stability is needed most. At peak times, there may not be accommodation availability, meaning cancelled appointments or loved ones being able to be there when it matters most.

The Island Haven fundraises to provide, equip and run a property on the mainland that can be a “home from home” for islanders, providing much-needed, dedicated, affordable accommodation when they need it.

As of spring 2024, thanks to the incredible support of the people, business and visitors of Scilly, we have succeeded in purchasing a property close to Treelike Hospital in Truro that will become our Island Haven.

Our focus as a charity now turns to fundraising required to renovate and equip the property ready for use as soon as possible, and for its ongoing maintenance and running costs.

The Island Haven (Treliske) is a Registered Charity with the Charity Commission (Charity Number 1187928)


Why it’s Needed

As we turn our attention to renovating and equipping the property that will become our Island Haven, we keep in mind the stories below – times where this facility would have made a difference and – with your support – will in the years to come… 

Samaya’s Story

Samaya’s Story

When we found out we were pregnant with our second child, we were so excited, even more so as it...

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Hilary’s Story

Hilary’s Story

It all started with a sunhat... “I was staying on Bryher when my sunhat blew off on the top of...

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Adam’s Story

Adam’s Story

Adam was a seasonal worker on St Martin’s, enjoying his summer exploring Scilly until one...

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How you can help

Whether it’s a regular monthly donation, volunteering your time and skills, hosting one of our collection jars in your business, or simply shopping online, there are plenty of ways to help make The Island Haven a reality.

Make a Donation

You can make a one-off or regular donation to The Island Haven using our online donation facility above, or by BACS or cheque. Please see the Donation section above for details.

Hold an Event

From a cake sale to a marathon, we love to hear your ideas for fundraising events and we can help with fundraising materials and support

Volunteer Time or Skills

We have no paid staff, so we’re always looking for new volunteers with skills in admin, fundraising, marketing, building and all other areas, we’d love to hear from you

Donate as you Shop

Sign up to Easy Fundraising and you can turn your everyday online shopping into free donations – at no extra cost to you

Have a Donation Box

Every penny counts. Our donation boxes around Scilly raise thousands every year. Get in touch and we’ll send you a box and keep you regularly updated with your total.

Support as you Travel

Isles of Scilly Travel are supporting The Island Haven by asking their passengers to make an optional donation when booking travel online

Latest News

Now we have our property and our minds turn to renovating and equipping it ready for our Island Haven, keep up to date with regular news from the charity below.

Get in touch

We love to hear from our fundraisers and supporters, or those able to volunteer their time or services for the charity, so please do get in touch. Please bear in mind that, as we’re all volunteers, replies won’t be instant, but we’ll get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

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