Peters & May, the world’s leading global boat transport company, has announced an exciting new initiative to extend its support of the Breast Cancer Clinical Trials (BCCT) Charity.
Boat owners using Peters & May will be offered the option of having lashing straps in the distinctive pink colour of the BCCT charity when their boat is secured for transportation. A donation of £5 for each strap will be charged to the owner whilst Peters & May will match this to provide a total donation of £10 to the charity for each strap used. The BCCT pink lashing straps have been specially manufactured for the initiative.
The BCCT is the chosen charity of Peters & May who organise a number of events each year to raise money for the charity. Earlier this year the company organised a Clay Pigeon shoot in support of the BCCT raising more than £10,000 for the charity. The Pink Lashings initiative will be a long term plan to provide even more support. The number of straps required for a yacht is calculated by the weight and length. On average an 80 foot yacht would use 50 lashings and raise £500 for the charity. Although there is no guarantee that each owner will choose to contribute, the company aims to raise in excess of £25000 for the charity. The money donated will provide significant support for the charity, whilst the visual effect of the Pink Lashings will be a strong reminder of the charity’s excellent work.
Dave Holley, CEO of the Peters & May Group commented, “Breast Cancer Clinical Trials is a charity close to many people’s hearts, especially mine, having lost my mother to this terrible disease. The work they carry out has already led to some great achievements in this field. We are excited to have come up with this innovative new idea and are confident that our clients will appreciate this opportunity to donate to such a great cause.”
As well as the satisfaction they will feel from supporting the charity the boat owners choosing Pink Lashings will receive a photograph of the loading and a letter of thanks from the charity.
Victoria Gerlis of the Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Charity said, “BCCT are delighted that Peters & May have chosen to support our charity with this initiative. The use of the charity’s colour for the lashing straps will help to raise awareness, and the donations will help us to continue to make a difference with our important work.”
Notes on the BCCT Charity:
The BCCT Charity has raised over £1.8 million that has helped to conduct 30 clinical trials. This has led to new drugs receiving approval from the Food and Drugs Administration and the European Union as standard treatment, as well as helping to purchase specialist equipment, introduce new initiatives, and fund further research into the disease itself.
For more information on the charity please visit the website www.pah.nhs.uk
Notes on Peters & May
Peters & May has shipped boats, yachts and associated marine peripherals since 1988.
The company now annually ships over 4,000 yachts and motorboats worldwide, supported by its numerous complementary divisions which are all designed to provide
a complete and exemplary service to the marine industry.
Peters & May is the first choice of many of the world’s premier race teams, super-yachts and manufacturers, in addition to individual boat owners, offering flexible solutions that can be tailored to any logistical challenge the company is able to cater for any yacht or motorboat, large or small.
For more information on Peters & May please visit the website – www.petersandmay.com