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Published on : Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to be supporting the work of cancer charity Sail 4 Cancer, which provides much-needed respite holidays for cancer sufferers, their families and carers, with fundraising across its fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch.
Since the partnership between Fred. Olsen and Sail 4 Cancer began in 2009, the charity has sent a number of its beneficiaries on Fred. Olsen cruise holidays, and the cruise line has donated £11,760.50 in charitable fundraising.
Sail 4 Cancer was set up in 2001 by a group of keen sailors, who had all lost a close friend or relative to cancer. Sail 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of water-based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer. The charity also makes grants to cancer care centres and funds research into the positive effects of exercise, such as sailing, and how it can help to prevent cancer and aid recovery post-diagnosis.
Peter Deer, Commercial Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:
“Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been working with Sail 4 Cancer since 2009, by supplying discounted cruise holidays for cancer patients, their families and carers, as well as organising fundraising activities on board our four cruise ships.
“The work of Sail 4 Cancer is invaluable in providing cancer patients and their families with a break from their difficult lives at home and, from what we hear, the break helps to make such a difference to all those involved.”
Andrew Hayward, Trustee of Sail 4 Cancer, said:
“From the moment that you are diagnosed with cancer, your life is taken over by hospital visits, treatments, tests, uncertainty, and often, financial worries. For a day or a few weeks, Sail 4 Cancer takes cancer patients and their families away from the disease and the nightmare that they are living through. We offer a variety of respite experiences, thereby giving them the opportunity to switch off from the realities of everyday life.
“We would like to thank Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for their continued support and for helping to improve the quality of life, both our patients and their immediate families.”
Source;- Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines