Thursday, November 3, 2016

Shipping and Logistics Group Raises 1.5 Million Pounds for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital

Supply Chain Sectors Efforts Pass Original Target Handsomely
Shipping News Feature
UK – A campaign by the UK’s freight and logistics industry has raised £1.5 million for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital (GOSH), bypassing the charity’s original target of £1 million. The Ocean and Shipping Community Advancing Children’s Health and Research organisation (OSCAR), backed by logistics and supply chain stakeholders, has been raising money to help support world-class research at the hospital and at the UCL Institute of Child Health, the results of which will improve children’s lives not just at the hospital but all over the world.

However this is not the end of OSCAR fundraising efforts. The OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2017 aims to be the pinnacle event of London International Shipping Week 2017 on Friday 15 September. The 2016 event raised £126,000 thanks to the teams from AM Nomikos & Son (UK) Ltd, AET UK Limited, Baltic Exchange, Campbell Johnston Clark, C Solutions Limited, Gard, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, Ince & Co, JLT Specialty Ltd, Liberian Registry, Lloyd’s Register, Lomar Shipping, Nautilus International, Nectar Group, North of England P&I Association, Scorpio UK Ltd, Shipowners Club, Spinnaker Global Ltd, Talbot Underwriting Ltd, Thomas Miller and Union Maritime Ltd. Phil Parry, Chairman Spinnaker Global Ltd and Chair of the OSCAR Campaign said of the latest effort:

“I am delighted and truly humbled to announce that the OSCAR campaign has reached its £1.5m fundraising target for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH). Between us, we have funded the redevelopment of vital facilities and some truly ground-breaking childhood cancer research. We should be immensely proud of this fantastic achievement, which will impact the lives of so many children and their families at GOSH and all over the world.

“Whatever your contribution, big or small, whether with your time or your money (or both), thank you for your support in helping us get there. In spite of a huge recession in shipping, I knew the wonderful people in the industry could pull together to reach this amazing total, and you didn’t disappoint!”

Photo: The Dragon Race – sure to be always a fiercely contested event.