DFDS working with cancer charity

Ferry operator, DFDS, is partnering with the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity Breast Cancer Now, to raise funds to support the organisation’s work in beating breast cancer.


The ferry operator is donating £5 to the charity for every booking made on its Dover to Calais or Dunkirk services, through a dedicated ‘Think Pink’ page on the DFDS website. Fares for travel are from £35 each way for a car and up to nine people and customers can also choose to match DFDS’ donation and add-on an extra £5 to the charity if they wish.


Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, dedicated to funding research into breast cancer. Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point; more women are surviving but more are being diagnosed than ever. Every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease. Breast Cancer Now want to change that.


Bernie Nolan, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Breast Cancer Now, said: “We’re delighted to be working with DFDS and their wonderfully enthusiastic employees and we are very grateful for the support being shown. We wish all those taking part the very best of luck in their Channel Challenge on Friday.


“At Breast Cancer Now, we believe that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and it is with the fantastic support of companies like DFDS that we can continue to fund cutting-edge research to help put a stop breast cancer once and for all.”


Pete Akerman from DFDS added: “We are delighted to be working with the country’s leading breast cancer research charity, whose work is instrumental in beating this deadly disease. We hope that with our simple donation process at the point of booking, we can raise a significant amount to help support this worthy cause and get Breast Cancer Now that bit closer to their 2050 target of all women diagnosed with the disease, surviving.”


On Friday 3 November, DFDS staff will ‘Wear it Pink’ in support of the charity, while six employees will run a relay marathon from Newhaven port to Dover port to raise further funds. The runners will cover 75 miles between them and each have a minimum fundraising target of £250. The total amount the team raise, will be matched and trebled by DFDS to further support the cause.


The Think Pink promotion is live until Thursday 30 November for travel until 23 March 2018.


DFDS offers up to 54 daily sailings on its Dover to Dunkirk and Dover to Calais ferry services. The ships café’s serving hot and cold drinks plus light snacks; a self-service restaurant offering hot and cold meals; a shop with up to 20 per cent off high-street prices on fragrances, skin care and cosmetics, plus a range of travel essentials and duty-paid goods; and a Kidz Club children’s play area that provides entertainment and activities for children during the holiday period. All of the company’s ships also feature a premium lounge, which can be booked for an additional £12 per person each way.


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