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Fred. Olsen staff charity day raises £250 for three local causes

Press release   •   Jul 31, 2017 10:16 BST

Fred. Olsen staff raised a whopping £250 on Friday 28th July 2017, to be split between three designated staff charities: Ipswich Hospital Baby Bereavement Group, Cystic Fibrosis and Suffolk MIND.

Funds were raised through donations from staff at Fred. Olsen House and Beacon House, who took part in a ‘dress-down’ day, cake sale and an X-Box Fred. Olsen FIFA 2017 Championship.

The Fred. Olsen FIFA Championship ran throughout the afternoon and was won by Digital Copywriter Ian Davies, who beat off stiff competition to be crowned Championship winner. He was presented with the prestigious Fred. Olsen Cup by competition organiser Tom Nunn, Senior Tour Operator & Group Travel Administrator.

Amanda Cresswell, Chairperson of the Charity Committee, said: “A big thank-you to all staff who made donations, baked cakes and took part in the X-Box competition. I am always blown away by how generous everyone is at Fred. Olsen and how much effort everyone puts in to making these staff charity events such a success.

“Special thanks also to all the bakers who put an awful lot of hard work into making homemade savoury and sweet creations; they were delicious, beautifully-presented and extremely well-received!”

The results of the X-Box FIFA Tournament was as follows:

1 – Will Bird (Barcelona) 2 vs 0 Reece Nunn (Bayern)

2 – Akash Solanki (Man City) 0 vs 1 Martin Heitzman (Monaco)

3 – Ian Davies (Man Utd) 1 vs 0 Jamie Rudland (Juventus)

4 – Matthew Percy (Arsenal) 0 vs 2 Bradley Cornish (Tottenham)

5 – Matt Patience (Dortmund) 0 vs 2 Kevin Mortimer (Chelsea)

6 – Callum Wadey (PSG) 1 vs 1* Ryan Smith (Real Madrid) (*Callum won 4-1 on penalties)

X - Winner 1: Will 1 vs 4 Winner 2: Martin

Y - Winner 3: Ian 1 vs 1* Winner 4: Bradley (*Bradley won 5-3 on penalties)

Z - Winner 5: Kevin 1 vs 1* Winner 6: Callum (*Kevin won 4-2 on penalties)

A – Winner X: Martin 1 vs 0 Winner Y: Bradley

B – Winner Z: Kevin 0 vs 2 Highest scoring loser XYZ: Ian (after a coin toss!)

FINAL: Winner A: Martin 0 vs 3 Winner B: Ian

Fred. Olsen FIFA 2017 Champion…. Ian Davies!

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

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