We were very proud to receive a special award from the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Education Business Partnership for our work with local schools. Each year, we provide ten work experience placements for young people from local schools, and pupils from Leesland Junior School in Gosport regularly help us raise money for the BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief appeals. We are a long-term sponsor of Gosport Borough Football Club and more recently, the sponsor of the Gosport Ferry Netball team.
Gosport Ferry also supports local and national initiatives to encourage sustainable transport, such as Bike Week, encouraging people to get out and cycle to work. We have helped sponsor local initiatives such as Gosport Waterfront Festival and provide additional services to meet demand around major local events such as the Great South Run and the British Heart Foundation Round the Harbours Race.
In 2012, we were delighted to carry the Olympic Flame across the harbour from Gosport to Portsmouth as part of the Olympic Torch Relay around the UK.