Ferry Captains Complete Charity Rowing Challenge For Make-A-Wish Foundation

Four DFDS Captains row 22 miles to raise over £16,500 for children and young people.
After months of training and preparation, on Wednesday 25 May, four DFDS ferry captains took to the seas to row 22 miles from the Dover Rowing Club, the equivalent of rowing across the Channel from the UK to France.

The team, Paul Mount, Steve Cockerill, Ryan Booth and Mark Miller, all ferry captains at DFDS, have already raised an impressive £16,500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation thanks to generous company, staff and public donations. 

Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children and young people with life-threatening conditions, providing them with memories to treasure forever.

DFDS Captain and row team member, Paul Mount, said: “We were delighted to be able to row the 22 miles to raise money for such a worthwhile cause, and hope that the funds raised will go some way to helping children and young people affected by life-threatening illnesses.

“On behalf of DFDS, the team and I want to thank everyone who has donated so far, and with the pledge to triple the amount raised, we’re urging the public to dig deep for such a great cause.”  

To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/ChannelRow2016

To book your travel with DFDS or for further information please visit http://www.dfds.co.uk or telephone 0871 521 5522. 


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About DFDS:

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of around 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships.

DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes into northern Europe.

In the UK, the company operates passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam and Newhaven to Dieppe.

DFDS has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last five years (2011-15), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 and 2015 World Travel Awards.

DFDS currently operates up to 54 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. DFDS also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries.

For further information about DFDS, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit www.dfds.co.uk.


We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2018!​​