Help Children in Need fundraising reach new heights with charity climb!
Climb KING SEAWAYS on Thursday 14 November for Children in Need.
DFDS is recruiting brave climbers to take part in a unique rock climb
to raise money for Children in Need. Held in association with the Port of Tyne,
event organisers are calling on people from the North East to join the Captain
of the Amsterdam ferry KING SEAWAYS together with volunteers from Port of Tyne
and BBC Look North’s Jeff Brown, among others, to scale the side of the ship!
Organisers are on the hunt for 20 more volunteers to join the event, taking
place from 11am until 2pm on Thursday 14 November at the Port of Tyne
International Passenger Terminal in North Shields. Supported by Roxcool, a rock
climbing institution in the North East, participants will start at the bottom of
the ship and scale a special 24m climbing wall to the ship’s deck.
Volunteers need to be 18 years old or over, fit and well and able to commit
to raising a minimum of £50 for Children in Need. All money raised will go
directly to the charity, which helps disadvantaged and underprivileged children
and young people living in the UK.
Please register your interest by visiting www.dfds.co.uk/childreninneed by Friday 18 October.
Climbers will be assigned on a first come first served basis and will be
notified by email. All event participants will also be invited to take part in a
practice climbing session in Sunderland on Friday 25 October.
Max Foster, Passenger Director at DFDS, said, “We are proud to be
supporting such an important and iconic charity, and are hoping to not only
scale new heights, but also to raise a substantial amount of funds in the
process. In 2011 in partnership with the Port of Tyne we organised a sponsored
abseil down KING SEAWAYS for Children in Need, which raised over £1,000 and we
are hoping to double that this year.”
Susan Wear, Director of Corporate Affairs at Port of Tyne, said, “We are
delighted to be working with DFDS to raise as much as possible for this year’s
Children in Need appeal. We hope that everyone involved, has a great time
raising money that will change young lives.”
KING SEAWAYS and PRINCESS SEAWAYS cruise ferries operate on DFDS’
Newcastle-Amsterdam route, with daily departures from the Port of Tyne, sailing
overnight to Amsterdam. Travelling with DFDS offers passengers an
affordable and relaxing journey.
Passengers can take as much luggage as they can fit into their vehicles and
can enjoy the range of onboard facilities including three restaurants, a number
of bars and cafes, live entertainment, a cinema and Kids’ Club. Passengers are
also able to relax in en suite cabins to ensure they wake up refreshed for their
travels the next day.
For further information, please visit www.dfds.co.uk/childreninneed
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