12 years of support for Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
15-07-2015 Red Funnel’s CEO has taken to the water with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust to celebrate 12 years of support for the Isle of Wight charity.
Kevin George, chief executive at the ferry firm and a keen sailor, joined Ellen MacArthur’s charity for young people recovering from cancer last month by helping to crew the Trust’s entry in the annual JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.
Red Funnel has worked with the Island-based trust since 2003 by providing free travel to and from the Isle of Wight for thousands of young people affected by cancer. Over the past year alone funding is in the region of £9,000
Kevin George said: “We’re absolutely delighted to support the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and it was my privilege to sail with the young people in the 10 hour race around the Island. It’s been a special twelve years and we look forward to many more in the future.”
Frank Fletcher, CEO at the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, said: “The Round the Island Race was a fantastic opportunity for Red Funnel to come on board with us and see exactly what its help means to the young people we work with. Red Funnel has been vital to facilitating the trips over the past twelve years and we cannot thank them enough for the generosity and commitment they have shown these young people.”