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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Makes Generous £30,000 Donation to East Anglian Air Ambulance

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again demonstrated its commitment to supporting the local community by surprising the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) with a remarkable £30,000 donation at the Sparkle in Spring Ball held at Milsoms in Kesgrave.

The fundraising event, masterminded by Kim Berry, wife of Dr Neil Berry, who serves with EAAA and Ipswich Hospital, proved to be a resounding success, raising over £62,000 through a combination of ticket sales, auctions, raffles, and generous contributions.

Operating across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Bedfordshire, EAAA provides critical emergency medical services 24/7, delivering highly skilled doctors and paramedics by air or road to those facing life-threatening situations. Despite its invaluable service to the region, EAAA relies solely on donations, receiving no regular government funding.

Samantha Stimpson, CEO at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, expressed the company’s pride in supporting EAAA, acknowledging the essential role the organization plays in saving lives throughout the region. The generous donation reflects Fred. Olsen’s commitment to the local community and its appreciation for EAAA’s vital work.

Kim Berry, the driving force behind the Sparkle in Spring Ball, expressed her delight at the overwhelming success of the event, thanking attendees and sponsors, including Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, for their unwavering support. The unexpected £30,000 donation from Fred. Olsen was hailed as a significant contribution that will undoubtedly make a substantial difference in EAAA’s life-saving efforts.

Matthew Jones, CEO of East Anglian Air Ambulance, conveyed his gratitude for the tremendous support received, particularly highlighting Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ longstanding commitment to the charity. He praised the generosity of all involved in the Sparkle in Spring Ball, emphasizing the impact of their contributions in safeguarding local communities and saving lives.

The substantial donation from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will enable EAAA to continue its crucial missions, with each call-out costing an average of £3,750. Since its inception in 2000, EAAA has responded to over 30,000 life-saving missions, underscoring the organization’s unwavering dedication to serving the community.

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