Pirates raise funds for VMR
PIRATES took over the office of Cruise Whitsundays last Thursday as staff donned their best pirate gear for “international talk like a pirate day”.
Every staff member got into the theme and with donations collected throughout the day and in the week leading up to the event they managed to raise $461 to help support Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Whitsunday.
Reservation supervisor Ryan Trimble organised the event after stumbling across the idea on the internet.
“Talk like a pirate day has been around for the last 10 years but is mostly done in the United States. A few places have done it in Australia and we’ve had lots doing it for the first time this year,” he said.
“We had donation tins in our offices and on all of our boats and our staff really enjoyed dressing up. It was a bit of fun and the passengers really enjoyed it too.”
After the success of their first year as pirates Trimble is hoping it will become an annual tradition for the Cruise Whitsundays team.
‘ARR ME HEARTIES: Cruise Whitsundays staff members Kate Donaldson, Claire Robinson, Jacky Fleming, Tyler Trimble, Veena Chand, Amanda Manning, Nick Hortle, Louise Officer, Lisa Bates, Melinda Johnson (back), Deanna Cass, Alya Palmer, Aimee Mitchell, Courtney Eaves, John Dyson, Heather Hatcher, Ryan Trimble and Felicity Thompson (front) donned their best pirate gear for international talk like a pirate day last Thursday.