P&O Cruises are truly riding on the crest of a fundraising wave, since we launched our partnership in February 2013.
Launched at their Southampton headquarters in February 2013, hundreds of employees joined master pâtissier and Macmillan supporter, Eric Lanlard who got things off to a tasty start by baking Macmillan green cupcakes to celebrate.
P&O Cruises’ employees and their fleet of seven ships have hosted a number of exciting activities and events to raise money for Macmillan since our partnership launched, including an employee 106km challenge around The Isle of Wight, foreign coin collections, officer and crew fitness challenges and weekly coffee mornings.
Passengers have also jumped on board with supporting the partnership, with children taking part in Macmillan’s Dress up and Dance events and by making generous auction bids for unique keepsakes such as sighed navigational charts. A number of cruises have also been kindly donated as prizes for Macmillan’s prestigious social events, raffles and lottery and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel-Horwood, has helped to promote The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
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, Rachel Gascoigne 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.”