Pi­rates raise funds for VMR

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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