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Fred. Olsen Passengers Raise £42,282 For Manila Flood Appeal

Press Release   •   Jan 22, 2010 13:34 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and its passengers have raised a total of £42,282 for victims of the flooding that affected the Philippine capital city, Manila, last autumn.

All the money was sent to the company’s office in Manila for distribution amongst families of Fred. Olsen crew members, many of whom lost everything in the devastating floods.

Mike Rodwell, Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:  “Our passengers have again shown how much they care for our staff who serve them on board our ships by generously giving to this fund. The money has been used to help the worst affected families to re-establish their lives, and although it will be a very long time before life returns to normal for them, at least we, and our passengers, have been able to offer some financial assistance and support.”

Any further donations received by Fred. Olsen will now be transferred to the company’s Haiti appeal. All monies raised will be sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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