Red Funnel support Red and White Appeal

22-02-2012 Red Funnel is the latest company to get onboard and support Southampton Hospital Charity’s Red & White Appeal Day on Friday 9th March.

The cross-solent ferry operator has pledged its support to the Appeal which aims to raise £1.76million to create a specialist treatment unit for blood cancer patients and will be involving staff, customers and visitors in various fundraising activities in the lead up to Red & White Appeal Day, as well as on 9th March itself.

Staff are organising an onboard raffle for passengers on Tuesday 6th March on the 6pm ferry crossing from Southampton to Cowes on the Isle of Wight, as well as an onboard car washing service to raise donations for the Appeal on Friday 9th March between 9am and 4pm.  Red and white themed muffins will also be on sale from the ferry terminals and onboard all ferries on the day and a number of competitions will be running from the Southampton terminal.  In addition, staff will be dressing in red and white to help raise money towards the Appeal.

Laura Rawlings, customer experience coordinator at Red Funnel said, “We are delighted to be supporting the Red & White Appeal Day again this year.  The new unit that the charity is raising money for will benefit some of our passengers from both the Isle of Wight and Southampton areas who need to go to Southampton General Hospital for specialist treatment and as a local business it’s a cause that we feel proud to support.”

Laura continued, “We are really looking forward to all of the events and activities that we have planned for Red & White Appeal Day and we hope people will join us in raising money for the project. We are aiming to raise more than we did last year and with the help of our fantastic customers and supporters we think we can do it!”

Could your workplace get involved in Red & White Appeal Day by organising a red and white themed dress down day, a collection for loose change or a sponsored activity?  Local businesses are also invited to a corporate networking breakfast on Friday 9th March at Grand Cafe Southampton, 7.30 – 9.30am to hear more about the Appeal. To book your place call Carrie Bolt on 023 8079 8881 or email

What could you do? To be part of Red & White Appeal Day and find out more visit or call Southampton Hospital Charity on 023 8079 8881.