On Tuesday 26th July 2022, HRH The Princess Royal visited Cheetah Marine in Ventnor. During her visit she went on board the catamaran “Wetwheels Edinburgh” designed for people with disabilities. She also had the opportunity to meet the staff and hear about the other boats in production.
HRH The Princess Royal then went on to Mountbatten Hospice where she met patients, staff, volunteers and visitors. During her tour of Mountbatten, which included the John Cheverton Centre, she was updated on the charity’s work. Among the groups she met were those from the Knit and Natter and the singing group. She also met the Kissypuppy team to talk about end-of-life services for children on the Island.
Finally at UKSA in Cowes, Princess Anne officially opened its new Sea Change 136-bed accommodation centre, enabling the charity to greet an additional 3,000 young people each year.
As patron of the maritime training provider, Her Royal Highness spent the afternoon taking a tour of the new facility, unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion and had the opportunity to meet donors.