P&O Cruises have been fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust since the Summer of 2015, and have now reached their target of £100,000 two years before planned.
The family friendly cruise liner, P&O Cruises, chose to support Teenage Cancer Trust on ships Britannia, Ventura and Azura. To raise money, on board events were hosted by the Entertainment Team along with a Teenage Cancer Trust Fete and raffle.
To celebrate, young people from the Southampton unit enjoyed a day on board Britannia. Carnival UK president Josh Weinstein, and senior vice president maritime Donnachha O’Driscoll, were there on the day to proudly present the cheque to Teenage Cancer Trust's Corporate Account Executive, Laura Mills. Celebrations continued with a surprise visit from Janette and Aljaz from BBC Strictly Come Dancing, a tour of the ship, and a three course lunch for the young people and their families.
P&O Cruises Head of Entertainment, Paul Wright, previously visited the Teenage Cancer Trust unit in Southampton. He said:
Meeting young people like Laura on the unit, really reinforced to me the phenomenal work Teenage Cancer Trust does on both a practical and emotional level for teenagers affected by cancer. As we take many thousands of families on holiday each year we wanted to recognise the incredible work carried out by the charity and go some way towards contributing to it. We will be doing this through fun, engaging activities which will appeal to children and teens on board our ships.
P&O Cruises has committed to extend support of the fantastic work of Teenage Cancer Trust until 2020, aiming to spread the charities message and help every young person affected by cancer.