P&O Ferries’ Pride of Rotterdam Hosts Frontline Workers Day Celebration

P&O Ferries recently hosted a successful ‘thank you’ event onboard the Pride of Rotterdam to mark the nation’s first ever NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers Day on 5 July.

The new day of gratitude, thanks and remembrance will be held annually and was celebrated at events across Britain to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together and National Care Association.

Onboard Pride of Rotterdam, the sold out celebration paid tribute to the sacrifices made by so many during the Covid-19 pandemic, with a national toast to frontline workers followed by a clap for heroes. Many activities and entertainment acts were on offer for attendees to enjoy, including steel drums, arts and crafts, afternoon tea and balloon modelling. Attendees also had the opportunity to win one of five mini cruises up for grabs in a charity raffle, the proceeds of which will be donated to NHS Charities Together and the National Care Association.

With the event selling out more than a month in advance, all NHS, social care and frontline workers who registered for a ticket were able to attend free of charge.

Stephen Gainey, Operations Manager at P&O Ferries, said: “This event provided a wonderful opportunity to reflect and remember, whilst celebrating the service of frontline workers in Hull and beyond. At P&O Ferries, we are determined to make a positive economic and societal impact wherever we work, with community engagement, ethics and wellbeing at the heart of our sustainability strategy.

“Throughout Covid-19, the dedication and hard work of freight drivers enabled us to keep essential goods – including food, vaccines and medical supplies – moving at a time of national crisis. With the support of our parent company DP World, which is continually investing in UK infrastructure, we will continue to facilitate the reliable flow of goods between the UK and Europe, enabling businesses to bounce back as the world emerges from the pandemic.”