We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd have raised an incredible £17,082.16 throughout 2019. This amount has been doubled by match-funding from the company making a grand total of £34,164.32 to be donated to The Murray Parish Trust!

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, announced its UK chosen charity as The Murray Parish Trust in 2018.

Harvinder Pereira, Senior HR Manager UK stated at the time, “We are absolutely thrilled to have chosen The Murray Parish Trust as our charity for 2019. With much of the office-based workforce employed locally, Southampton and the surrounding areas are very important to our brands.”

Sarah Parish on board the Nautica Cruise Ship with Harvinder and Bernie launching charity partnership with NCLH in September 2018

The NCLH’s  Southampton Social Committee wasted no time after the charity partnership announcement in September and embarked on a series of fundraising activities for members of staff, including charity bike rides, bake sales, auctions and many other social events. A team of 8 from the cruise lines, even took on the Southampton Half Marathon in April 2019. Their Social Committee board is on display at their Southampton offices with details of upcoming and past events together with a fundraising thermometer!

The cruise lines have also provided some incredible auction/raffle prizes for The Murray Parish Trust which included an Ultra-luxury, 11-night all-inclusive cruise on board the Seven Seas Voyager up for auction at The Odd Ball 2018 – ‘Through the Looking Glass’ event.

A luxury 7-night cruise worth £5,000 was also donated and won in a charity prize raffle at our Gala Lunch hosted by Sarah Parish & James Murray on board the Norwegian Encore in November 2019.

Thank you Team NCLH!

We are incredibly grateful for this outstanding fundraising effort and generous donation from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.  The enormous amount of enthusiam and energy from the highly motivated and engaged team at NCLH has truly inspired us all at The Murray Parish Trust over the past 15 months. We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in organising, contributing and taking part in so many events throughout the year to support our previous fundraising projects and our latest challenge to raise £5.5 million to fund a revolutionary iMRI Suite at Southampton Children’s Hospital. With your help we are able to make a huge difference to children and their families across the South of England.

Team Murray Parish

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