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DFDS Seaways Toy Donation Sails into RVI

DFDS Seaways Toy Donation Sails into the RVI

DFDS Seaways mascot, Jack the Pirate, made a special appearance at one of the children’s wards yesterday (Thursday 17th Jan) in the Great North Children’s Hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary to deliver bundles of toys for the young patients.

Entertainment Manager, Adele Murphy, Officer Anna Winowiecka and Jack the Pirate headed to the Newcastle hospital to hand deliver the boxes of cuddly toys, dolls and books being donated to the children’s ward by the cruise ferry operator.

Adele Murphy, Entertainment Manager on Princess Seaways said: “When I’m in the children’s area on the ship I can see how much the kids love playing with all the toys we have on board. We thought it would be a really nice idea to help bring some fun and happiness to all the children in hospital by donating some of our toys.”

Mike Hughes, Charge Nurse for Ward 6 at the RVI, commented: “We are hugely grateful for the toy donation from DFDS Seaways. Being in hospital is a difficult time for children and their families so we endeavour to make the experience as comfortable as possible for them. The children loved seeing Jack the Pirate and it is great to see them smiling.”

As well as striving to provide an excellent customer service to all of its customers, DFDS Seaways also plays an active role in the local community. DFDS Seaways has recently been awarded Freedom of the Borough of North Tyneside in recognition of the company’s contribution to tourism and the local economy. In addition, the cruise ferry operator supports local charity Children North East.

For further information about DFDS Seaways please visit www.dfdsseaways.co.uk or telephone 0871 882 0885.

Issued on behalf of DFDS Seaways by Robson Brown

Media contacts:
Amy Puttick on 0116 299 1144/ 07855720343 ( amy.puttick@bigcommunications.co.uk )
Stuart Boyd on 0191 244 6681 ( stuart.boyd@robson-brown.co.uk )

Notes to editors

DFDS is one of Europe’s largest ferry companies, operating both passenger and freight routes between England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Lithuania.

DFDS Seaways has been honoured by The World Travel Awards with the prestigious title of ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ awarded in January 2012, as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Long Sea Ferry Operator’ for five consecutive years.

In the UK, the company operates passenger services on routes from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Harwich to Esbjerg and Dover to Dunkirk and Calais.

For further information, visit www.dfdsseaways.co.uk