Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ raise almost £25,000 for Caribbean hurricane relief

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ raise almost £25,000 for Caribbean hurricane relief

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ passengers have raised almost £25,000 to help Caribbean hurricane relief efforts.

A sum of £12,100 has come in since November, which has been donated to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s hurricane relief fund.

Passengers also raised a separate amount of more than £11,000 to help the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands – one of the worst-hit areas of the Caribbean following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The cruise line has also assisted the Caribbean hurricane relief effort by donating new crew uniforms, worth £33,000, to a further two badly-impacted islands – Barbuda and Dominica.

Fred Olsen donated 1,465 new uniform items to islanders before Christmas, including shoes, trousers, shirts and skirts, along with 2,263 used pieces of uniform.

A company spokeswoman said: “We would like to thank the thousands of guests and crew across our fleet who have given so generously to raise nearly £25,000 to help the people of the Caribbean rebuild their lives and their glorious region.

“We have been working with the Caribbean Tourism Organisation – of which we are a long-standing member – and the British Virgin Islands Red Cross, to support their hurricane relief efforts and provide assistance to those destinations most badly affected.

“We look forward to seeing the Caribbean get back on its feet and we know that this year’s Braemar fly-cruise programme will receive the usual warm and friendly welcome from the people of this amazing destination.”

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