Working with our local community

Community is at the heart of our business, and we love nothing more than a challenge which will benefit others. Charity involvement at Aerial Direct includes everybody, and we have found this unites us as a team, as well as connecting us with our wider community. Historically Aerial Direct has been involved with Aiden’s Walking Appeal, Gosport Marine Scene and The Mayor of Gosport Charities, and our involvement is ever growing, with new projects always on the horizon.


Rays of Sunshine

Rays of Sunshine grants wishes for children across the UK (aged 3 – 18), living with a serious or life-limiting illness. Every day of the year the charity gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape.


What’s Going On?

During 2016, Aerial Direct have chosen to support children’s charity Rays of Sunshine. The charity grants wishes to children aged between 3 and 18 across the UK living with a serious or life-limiting illness. The first big challenge of the year is the 3 Peaks 24 hour challenge. Please help our team by helping us hit our fundraising target below.

Latest Events

Christmas Jumper Day 2016

We love charity and we love festive jumpers so Aerial Direct are taking part in the Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day. Friday 19th December will see the office awash with Christmas knitwear in aid of the Text Santa Appeal. You can find out more about our charitable fundraising on our blog.

Aerial Direct Community Day 2016

The Aerial Direct Community Day was held on Saturday 19th November 2016 at Gosport Borough’s Stadium. For the second year running the match was free to Gosport Borough fans and the local community. The day was a great success with a good turnout despite the weather. Want to find out more? Take look at our blog page.

The Evan Parry Challenge

On the 28th of October, a group of amateur cyclists geared themselves up for a 3-day-long cycle from Fareham train station to the Land’s End sign to raise money for a brave 9-year-old boy, Evan Parry, fighting Leukaemia for the second time. Find out more about the challenge by taking a look at our blog page.

ParkFest 2016

On 17th September 2016, Leesland Park held the 14th annual Parkfest. Parkfest started in 2000, after positive feedback was held again in 2002 and every year to date. Parkfest is an annual event held in Leesland Park for the local community with live music, food, stalls and children’s activities. Read our blog to find out more.

The ‘3 Peaks 24-hour’ Challenge

A team of 10 from Aerial Direct are attempting to climb the 3 Peaks in just 24 hours in July. The team will have just 24 hours to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdonia as they aim to raise £10,000 for the charity Rays of Sunshine. If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause please show your support by texting ADIR48 and your donation amount to 70070 or alternatively visit Read our blog for more.


Aerial Direct Community Day 2015

To celebrate our sponsorship of Gosport Borough Football Club, the Aerial Direct Community Day was held on Saturday, 5th December 2015. The match was free to Gosport Borough FC fans courtesy of Aerial Direct. Want to find out more? Take a look at our blog page.


The Great South Run 2015

We are proud to say 25 Aerial Direct staff took part in the Great South Run in October to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you for volunteering! We will update the funds raised on our blog page.


Harbours Bike Ride

On July 12th 2015 the Harbours Bike Ride took place on the south coast, and 21 Aerial Direct staff cycled 30 miles to raise money for the British Heart Foundation raising £518 in total.


Beard Shave

During the last week of May 2015 Aerial Direct employee, Jordan Holloway, publically shaved his beard at the Aerial Direct site and raised £2,628 towards our pledged target of £8,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Well done Jordan, and everyone who generously donated.


We believe that contributing to our local community is a central part of our ethos, and as part of this giving back Aerial Direct are the proud sponsors of several local sporting teams including:


Gosport Borough Football Club


Padnell Rovers Under 8s Lions Football Team

Gosport Amateur Boxing Club


Gosport Borough Hockey Club Ladies


Portsmouth Navy Seahawks Rugby League Football Club

We revel in our community and charity activities, and we hope that you can enjoy, join and donate too. Why not follow our blog , Facebook page and Twitter and stay up to date?