IF you do nothing else today, PLEASE open your diary now and mark “OSCAR TRADING DAY” on May 24th.
On this day, shipbrokers and the chartering community will be buying and selling space on the M/V OSCAR and insurance brokers and underwriters will be taking lines on slips to insure the M/V OSCAR. And the law firms will be ‘giving legal advice’ to the owners of the OSCAR.
The OSCAR Campaign (The Ocean and Shipping Community Advancing Children’s Health and Research) has raised an impressive £340,000 over the course of the last year to help Great Ormond Street Hospital build desperately needed new clinical investigations facilities. A new seas-and-oceans themed unit will help children with serious heart and lung conditions who visit the hospital frequently for specialist tests and monitoring. We urgently need to raise a further £160,000 by the time new facility opens later this year.
The Virtual Trading Day is an opportunity for to join the likes of Oldendorff, ICAP, Platou, Augustea, JLT, Ince & Co and Braemar and encourage your clients around the world to learn about the OSCAR campaign and make a donation to support it. Your involvement will be crucial in helping us to save the lives of seriously ill children from around the world.