SHIPPING folk were a generous bunch in 2012, especially when it came to donating to the OSCAR Campaign and growing caterpillars on their faces.
HAIR is a precious thing for many men and so once a year, November gives us a chance to show we can still grow it. Spinnaker’s men bravely took up the challenge to raise a few quid and you can see some of our taches in the photo. Our efforts paled into insignificance however when pitted against those of dry bulk goliath Oldendorff Carriers. The “Facial Hairies” raised an incredible SGD72,684, almost as much as the drinks bill run up to celebrate their achievement!
…and the OSCAR Campaign for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children hit its half million pound target in 2012, thanks exclusively to donations from shipping.
Many of you will know that the campaign was inspired by our Chairman’s son Oscar Parry, who received five years of lifesaving treatment for leukaemia at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The money raised has been used to complete the building of a Seas and Oceans themed floor in the Hospital’s new Morgan Stanley building. A celebration wine tasting event is being held at the Baltic Exchange on 6th February. If you’ve had your invitation, please RSVP to Amy, [email protected]. If you haven’t and you should have, oops, sorry. Please let Amy know.
The OSCAR Campaign will now focus on supporting the kind of pioneering research that saved Oscar Parry’s life – incredible new ways to treat children with leukaemia when all other treatments have failed (http://blog.gosh.org/research/modern-biomedicine-to-beat-leukaemia/) and is already over £100,000 towards its new £1m target, thanks again to shipping donors.