Fred. Olsen presents Tower RNLI with 10000 donation

Fred. Olsen-related companies donate £10,000 to RNLI

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, on behalf of its parent company Bonheur ASA (Bonheur), has passed on a donation of £10,000 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to benefit the safety of passengers and staff of the cruise line.

Mike Rodwell, managing director of the cruise line, said: “We are delighted to be able to pass on this sizeable donation to the RNLI, with whom Fred. Olsen has been working since the 1960s.

“We are proud to be RNLI’s longest-standing corporate partner and, in January this year, we celebrated the launch of the fifth RNLI lifeboat funded by our generous cruise guests. ‘Pride of Fred. Olsen’, an Atlantic 85 Rigid Inflatable Boat, is currently based in St Helier, Jersey, as part of the RNLI’s relief fleet, and is a testament to the passion that we all show at Fred. Olsen towards this important life-saving charity.

“We are now turning our attention to funding the charity’s mobile Diver Health Kiosks, which we recognise will provide divers with a valuable and potentially life-saving resource in terms of being able to assess their health status and suitability before undertaking such strenuous diving activity. 

“With Fred. Olsen’s continued focus on upholding the highest standards of safety and well-being in all areas of our operation, it is important that we continue to work closely with the relevant agencies and organisations, in order to be able to provide the best facilities for our passengers and colleagues in the rare event that the worst should ever happen at sea.”

Georgie Rowley, senior corporate manager for the RNLI, said: “As a charity, we depend on donations to help us save lives at sea. We’re really grateful for the ongoing generosity and support of Fred. Olsen; our partners of over 50 years. This donation from Fred. Olsen will go towards funding our Diver Health Kiosks – which we hope will encourage more divers to make their cardiac health a top priority, by guiding users through a quick questionnaire about their lifestyle and offering a free confidential health statement.”

The RNLI is the charity dedicated to saving lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the coasts of the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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