Captain Cook Cruises Is Helping the McGrath Foundation Raise Breast Cancer Awareness


07.10.2013_1In order to support the McGrath Foundation’s mission, to ensure that every family being affected by Breast Cancer has access to a breast care nurse and to raise the general awareness for breast cancer across the communities, Captain Cook cruises has taken up the onus to turn the Sidney Harbour Pink this September.

10% of the proceeds out of every Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise and Top Deck Lunch Cruise sold between August 31 and September 30 will go to the McGrath Foundation. It remains an endeavour for Captain Cook Cruises to help the McGrath Foundation place their McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across the country.

A number of surprises are in store for those attending these cruises and include waitresses wearing hot pink dresses, prizes given away to those in pink dresses and on a select few cruises, a special guest appearance by the McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director, Tracy Bevan.

Speaking on the occasion, Richard Doyle, Head of Sales and Marketing at Captain Cook Cruises, said that it has been a privilege to be associated with this noble cause and thrilled to be able to turn the SydneyHarbour pink in support of it. He added that major sports such as cricket and social media platforms like Facebook have turned pink in order to support those suffering from breast cancer. As such it is about time that Sydney’s most important icon – the SydneyHarbour turns pink as well to support the cause of those who are fighting breast cancer and those who are providing them with help. He also mentioned that the McGrath Foundation is a fantastic charitable organisation that is dedicated to providing the McGrath Breast Cancer Nurse to all communities throughout Australia and Captain Cook Cruises is delighted to be able to support them.

He added that Captain Cook Cruises have always maintained a strong corporate social responsibility and the benefits that it brings. Passengers always have a wonderful time on such events, the McGrath Foundation receives a lot of donation and the staff of the organisation is enthused and inspired as the busy spring-summer season approaches.

Mr. Doyle also hoped that the general public would come out in support of the whole cause enthusiastically, either by joining them for a High Tea or buying tickets to the Top Deck Lunch Cruises or by passing the word around on social media. If there are groups travelling on the cruise comprising four or more, Captain Cook Cruises promises to get the party mood started by offering free pink welcome cocktail.

Tracy Bevan, Ambassador and Director of McGrath Foundation, mentioned that they are fortunate to have such wonderful organisations as patrons. Funds which are raised from such events are critical for continuing the work of the Foundation’s 84 McGrath Breast Care Nurses. She also mentioned that help from the community is critical in order to pursue their dream of recruiting 150 McGrath Breast Care Nurses who can then continue to work towards creating awareness for the disease as well caring for the affected right across the country.

She also expressed her desire to personally attend some of the cruises in September and thank the passengers onboard for their support.

Captain Cook Cruises’ High Tea Sea Cruises departs from Jetty 6, Circular Quay at 2.30pm every Wednesdays and Saturdays. The menu includes a collection of savoury and sweet items and includes a total of 15 different teas to choose from. Price per head is $55 and one will also be served a glass of delectable pink bubbles.

Captain Cook Cruises’ Top Deck Lunch Cruise is a daily affair and passengers can choose between either a two or a three course Australian a la carte menu which includes tea and coffee. The cruise promises fantastic Harbour views, personalized service and ambient music. The two course Top Deck lunch cruise departs Jetty 6, Circular Quay at 12.30pm and No.1 KingStreetWharf at 12 noon and is priced $75 per adult and $45 per child (5-14).

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