Our new partnership with P&O Cruises got off to a tasty start, with tea and cakes with Eric Lanlard.
Our partnership with P&O Cruises launched at their Southampton headquarters in February 2013. Hundreds of employees wore Macmillan t-shirts to mark the occasion, and were joined by master patissier, and Macmillan supporter, Eric Lanlard who baked a batch of Macmillan green cupcakes to celebrate.
P&O Cruises’ fleet of seven ships have hosted a number of exciting activities and events to raise money for Macmillan since our partnership launched, including officer and crew fitness challenges, foreign coin collections and weekly coffee mornings. Passengers have also jumped on board with supporting the partnership by making generous auction bids for unique keepsakes such as sighed navigational charts.
P&O Cruise’s Chief Executive, David Dingle, said 'The reality is that more than one in three of us will get cancer in our lifetime. Macmillan is an incredible charity which offers emotional, practical and financial support to people affected by cancer. P&O Cruises is determined to help raise as much money as possible to help them to do this.’
Partnership Manager at Macmillan, Catherine Morton said: 'We’re delighted that P&O Cruises is raising vital funds and awareness of Macmillan amongst staff and passengers. For most of us, cancer will be the toughest fight we ever face, but by working with us, P&O Cruises are helping us to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.'