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Children in Need fundraising climbs to new heights with DFDS Seaways and Port of Tyne15 Nov 2013

In association with DFDS Seaways, the Port of Tyne, has raised a lofty £2,900 by joining DFDS in a unique charity climb, in aid of Children in Need.

 

Pudsey Bear, DFDS Seaways' mascot Jack the Pirate Parrot, Jeff Brown from the BBC, staff from DFDS Seaways and Port of Tyne, as well as 20 plucky volunteers from the North East of England, were all tasked with scaling a bespoke 25 metre climbing wall attached to the side of cruise ferry King Seaways.


The daredevil event, which took place at the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal at North Shields, Newcastle on Thursday 14 November, proved to be a huge success for all involved. The bespoke climbing wall used by the fundraisers to scale the DFDS ship, was created specifically to fit the ferry by climbing professionals at Roxcool, who also facilitated the climb.


The occasion brought together a vast range of climbers from the local area; both novice and experienced, to help raise money for disadvantaged children across the UK.


Also attending the event was The Mayor of Newcastle, Margaret Wood, and local MP for Newcastle and Tyne East, Nick Brown. They were both on hand to present the participants with a certificate thanking them for taking part.


Max Foster, Passenger Director at DFDS Seaways, said: "We're really pleased that our event was able to raise such a substantial amount for Children in Need and to help support the fantastic work the charity does. Our staff really got into the spirit of the day, Pudsey Bear ears and all. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those involved in this successful event and look forward to plotting our next fundraiser!"


Susan Wear, Director of Corporate Affairs at Port of Tyne, said: "We were delighted to work with DFDS to help make this spectacular event possible. It was fantastic to see so many people, including some of the Port's employees, taking on the challenge and helping to raise so much money for such a great cause."

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