DFDS helps charity with special cruise

The Little Miracles Group in Ashington.
The Little Miracles Group in Ashington.

A group devoted to helping children in Northumberland with complex health needs is getting a helping band from a local ferry operator.

DFDS has joined forced with Ashington-based Little Miracles Group, to offer travel from Newcastle to Amsterdam from only £35 per person with profits donated to the children’s group.

All proceeds from the special sailings will be donated to the group, which supports children and their families with fundraising, trips and events and providing a social space for both the parents and children.

Last year, the special cruises raised more than £5,000 for charity and DFDS is hoping to beat that this year with 11 special mini cruise departures.

Sailings are available on November 22, 24, 25 and 30.

Max Foster, passenger director at DFDS, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide these charity mini cruises to our customers, which not only offer great value for money for our passengers, but also support the amazing efforts of the Little Miracles Group in Ashington.”

Susan Dickinson from The Little Miracles Group Ashington, added: “We are thrilled to have been chosen by DFDS as its charity mini cruise partner. We are a self- funded group within Ashington Children’s Centre and the money raised from these mini cruises will make a huge difference the children and families that we support.”

Visit www.dfds.co.uk/charityminicruise or call 0871 521 5522 for more information or to book a place on the charity cruise.