Adventure Island is very much part of the community and we have supported many different charities, organisations and events over the years. In fact far too many to list on just one page (but we have mentioned a few below) and we are very proud to continue supporting good causes of all kinds.

  • London Taxi Drivers Kids Day Out
  • The Havens Hospices
  • Essex Police Cyclists
  • H.A.R.P (Homeless Action Resource Project)
  • Rotary Clubs Kids Day Out
  • MIND (Mental Health Charity)
  • The Mayors Charities
  • Southend Anti-Graffiti Van
  • Variety Club of Great Britain Kids Day Out
  • Essex Mounted Police
  • Essex Youth Rugby
  • Southend Round Table


We are also the founders of the ‘Citizen of Southend’ Awards, which each year honours people from the Southend Borough for their community work.

If you would like to nominate your community hero please click here

Much of our charitable work has been through our Executive Chairman and Chief Executive, Philip Miller. Philip has for many years been treasurer of the Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation which has raised thousands of pounds for equipment and facilities at Southend Hospital. For his charitable work and services to the community, Philip was awarded the MBE in 2002.

  • Bosom Pals Cancer Appeal
  • The Healing Hearts Appeal
  • Pinpoint Cancer Appeal
  • The Strokebusters Appeal
  • Keyhole Cancer Appeal

Our latest charity event was the ‘’Around the world in 80 days’’ static cycle challenge which saw the staff at Adventure Island and Radio Essex taking turns to cycle to raise money for the Keyhole Cancer Appeal. They clocked up 1,747 miles and raised over £2,200 (so far!) in the process.

“On behalf of the charity team here at Southend Hospital, I would like to say a huge thank-you to you and your wonderful team at Adventure Island for being an active part of our “Around the World in 80 Days” static cycle challenge, over the past couple of weeks.”