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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Named ‘Unsung Hero’ After Food Donation

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines received the ‘Unsung Hero’ award at the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA) awards in recognition of a donation of more than £33,000 worth of food to Scottish good causes.

In June, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines donated more than 30 palettes of food from its four ships, which at the time were Balmoral, Braemar, Black Watch and Boudicca, during their lay-up in Rosyth.

The food was collected by food distribution charity FareShare, which works to support those in difficult circumstances, including isolation, poverty or homelessness.

Thomas Rennesland, Hotel Operations Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We feel extremely honoured to have received this award. Making the donation back in June was an easy decision for us, and we were so pleased to be able to lend our support to so many people in Scotland.”

“Our ships have been laid up in Scotland since we paused our operations in March, and this was the perfect way for us to be able to say thank you for all of the support that they have offered us – and continue to offer us – during this time.”

Joanne Dooey, President of SPAA, said: “We are delighted to give this award to Fred. Olsen, who have supported the people of Scotland who were in need.”

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