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The Island Haven

A place to stay in times of need


We are a registered charity fundraising to build and equip a place for the people of the Isles of Scilly to stay in times of need, when undergoing mainland medical treatment.

When islanders or visitors require medical care on the mainland, they may need a place to stay during prolonged outpatient treatment, or their family, friends, or carer may need a place to stay to accompany them.

The need for islanders to pay for hotels, guesthouses or B&B accommodation impacts family life, finances and general wellbeing at a time when stability is needed most. In any case, during Cornwall’s main tourist season, accommodation can be impossible to find.

For some islanders, this has meant extended stays in costly guest accommodation, lengthy time on friends’ sofas, or even the prospect of not being able to be by their loved ones’ side when they need it most.

Island Haven will fundraise to acquire and equip a property on the mainland that can be a “home from home” for islanders, providing much-needed accommodation.

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

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Who The Island Haven Could Help

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

Make a Donation

Make a one-off or regular donation above. Cheques payable to ‘Island Haven’ can be sent to: Treasurer David Grottick, Burgundy House, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JX

Volunteer your Time & Skill

We’re all volunteers, and we’d love to hear from you if you can help make The Island Haven a reality – whether through skills and expertise or perhaps helping with fundraising

Have a Collection Box

If you run a business on the islands, would you consider having an Island Haven collection box? Get in touch and we’ll get a jar sent out and regularly let you know what you raise

Hold an Event in aid of us

From a cake sale to a marathon, we love to hear your ideas for fundraising events in aid of The Island Haven, and we can help with fundraising materials and support

Support us at the Co-Op

Select The Island Haven as your Local Causes charity at Co-Op St Mary’s. For every £1 you spend on Co-Op branded products, you get 2p – and so do we

Support us 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

Donate as you Shop Online

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

Support us on Amazon Smile

Every time you shop through Amazon, do it via Amazon Smile and they donate 0.5% to us – at no cost to you. Same products, same service

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