Charitable Support

Here at DLIW we were very pleased to have handed over a cheque for the sum of £800 to Mark Birch and other members of The Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat. Each year a member of the group choose a local charity, this year was chosen by John Hayes, who serves on the lifeboat in his spare time.

Proceeds were raised from various means that included a Charity Mock Test Day and £1 per DLIW test pass. Last year was our most successful so far with over 400 passes.

Our chosen charity for 2020, chosen by Ronnie Buckett is the Phoenix Project, a specialist day service for adults with learning disabilities.

This year we plan to hold our Charity Mock Test Day on the 25th April 2020. It would be fantastic if anyone can support us, it’s great fun and a good test of your driving skills. To book a slot or for more information contact Paul on 07979526674.Driving Lessons Isle of Wight - Charitable Support 2020

The DLIW team were pleased to present a cheque for £1000 to Aaron Rolf towards the islands kissy Puppy charity in memory of Sophie.
Money was raised by donating £1 per Test pass and Donations from our mock test day.

Driving Lessons Isle of Wight - Charitable Support

A massive congratulations to all the students who passed their driving test in 2017. You all helped us at DLIW to raise £500 towards our chosen charity Freshwater bay independent lifeboat. Added to the £450 already donated last summer from our highly successful mock driving test day 2017 was a fantastic year.

Following on from our highly successful mock driving test day in April, we were extremely pleased to be able to present Freshwater Independent Lifeboat with a cheque for £415 earlier today. Accepting the cheque from Paul Durbridge is Tom Stafford, also present were Sid McLaren and Kai Hall from the lifeboat together with Paul Buckland and Kevin Allen from DLIW.

For every pupil that passes with an DLIW Instructor we will donate 1 Pound to a local cause. This year we are supporting the Freshwater Independant Lifeboat.

Freshwater Independent Lifeboat operates 2 boats 24/7 at the weekends and 18:00 to 06:00 Mon to Fri in an area up to 30M off shore from Hurst Point to St Catherine’s point on the Isle of Wight. Entirely independent they rely on donations and fundraising by their volunteers to run the service. More Information


2016 ~ Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

The air ambulance is usually airborne within four minutes. It flies at 140mph and from Thruxton Air Base it reaches most locations in Hampshire in fifteen minutes. Flights to Isle of Wight take a little longer. A typical mission lasts about ninety minutes. Helipads exist at Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Southampton General Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital (Isle of Wight) and Portsmouth Queen Alexandra. More Information

The Air Ambulance costs in excess of £125,000 per month to maintain the service – approximately £4,000 per day.

Amount Donated: £720.00, figure is made up of £378 in respect of test passes, £122 from DLIW funds and £220 which was raised by Paul Durbridge from his sponsorship for the Great South Run.

2015 ~ Remember Evey

Remember Evey is a road safety charity whose aim is to reduce the number of road traffic incidents on the Isle of Wight through campaign and education.

The ten year old Islander died on 25th August 2012 after the car she was a passenger in was hit by a driver over the alcohol limit.

A 31 year old man from Sandown was sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to causing Evey’s death whilst driving under the influence of alcohol.

Evey’s parents also suffered life threatening injuries during the incident, but survived and have since campaigned to raise awareness for anti-drink drive campaigns.

A donation of £500.00 was made to the charity on the 26th January. We had 337 passes last year and this has been rounded up by DLIW.

Amount Donated: £500.

2014 ~ Street Pastors

Street Pastors are Christian volunteers who provide care, support and practical help to people out on the streets of Ryde, Newport and Ventnor. Volunteer teams patrol the town centres and provide help and assistance to people who are suffering the effects of over consumption of alcohol, are at risk of violence, feel unsafe, are lonely, hurt and abused, or just value the extra feeling of safety that comes from having volunteer Street Pastors around. More Information

Amount Donated: £302.