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Fred. Olsen guests raise nearly £11,000 for the RNLI at historic 'Captains in Cádiz' event

Press Release   •   Sep 24, 2018 16:32 BST

Crew from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' ship 'Braemar' celebrate raising £10,800 for the RNLI at the historic 'Captains in Cádiz' fleet gathering in Cádiz, Spain on 10th September 2018.

Guests aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ four ocean ships - 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch' - raised nearly £11,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution ('RNLI'), at its ‘Captains in Cádiz’ fleet get-together in Cádiz, Spain, on 10th September 2018.

Fred. Olsen's 'Captains in Cádiz' celebrations featured a number of exciting activities and festivities inside the port and throughout the city of Cádiz, including a colourful 'Quayside Fiesta'. Hosted by Fred. Olsen's enthusiastic crew members, the Fiesta featured a range of fun fairground games, such as 'Hook a Duck' and 'Bat the Rat'. Fred. Olsen's 4,000 guests were encouraged to purchase tokens to stand the chance to win a number of prizes and raise funds for the RNLI. The sale of these tokens alone raised an impressive £10,800 for Fred. Olsen’s leading corporate charity.

Thomas Rennesland, Hotel Operations Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“This is a fantastic amount to raise in just a few hours, and goes to show the immense generosity of our guests, who always get behind our fundraising for this important charity.

“With our operations being based at sea, our long-standing partnership with the RNLI remains something of which we are extremely proud and remains at the forefront of our charitable efforts.

“This really is the icing on the cake, adding to what was already an incredible day for all involved at the Port of Cádiz.”

Catherine Kaye, Corporate Partnerships Manager for the RNLI, said:

“We’re so grateful for the generosity of Fred. Olsen’s guests in raising such a fantastic amount for us.

“This money will go towards the total for the new Relief Atlantic 85 lifeboat that Fred. Olsen are fundraising for this year for us. This lifeboat will help our volunteers to save lives at sea and assist people when they most need it.

“We’re really pleased that Fred. Olsen’s 170th anniversary celebrations went well, and we would like to thank them for their continuing support.”

This was only the second time that Fred. Olsen's entire ocean fleet has reunited, anywhere in the world, and the historic 'Captains in Cádiz' event was held to mark the company’s 170th anniversary.

Fred. Olsen will be holding its third fleet get-together - named 'Four Fred.s in Funchal' - in Funchal, on the 'Garden Island' of Madeira on 4th April 2020, when guests will once again be encouraged to help to raise funds for the RNLI.

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Crew from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' ship 'Braemar' celebrate raising £10,800 for the RNLI at the historic 'Captains in Cádiz' fleet gathering in Cádiz, Spain on 10th September 2018.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com

To find out more about the RNLI, visit https://rnli.org

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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