Steam Packet Company Staff to Fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support

(9th September 2019) Macmillan Cancer Support will benefit from the fundraising efforts of Isle of Man Steam Packet Company staff this month.

On Friday 20th September, Passenger Services Assistant Beverley Cowan will let her Dad shave her hair in aid of the charity.

Bev explained: ‘Dad was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Stage 4 – a brain cancer – followed by lung cancer in 2018. He has fought courageously every step of the way, with complete dignity and positivity. I am rather fond of my hair, but I’m doing this for him; to show him how proud I am to call him my Dad!

‘I also lost a cousin and an auntie to this horrible disease recently, so any money raised will be donated to this fantastic cause. We won’t let cancer win.’

Staff at the Company are also supporting Macmillan’s Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September, as part of the charity’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event, which encourages groups and workplaces to bake and sell cake in a relaxed, informal setting. A coffee morning will be held at Steam Packet Company headquarters in Douglas for staff, at the Sea Terminal in Douglas for the public and at the departure lounge at Liverpool Terminal.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘As a company we are 100% behind Bev and her hair-raising fundraising efforts, during a very difficult time in her personal life. Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raises tens of millions of pounds every year to help fund the charity’s vital cancer support services, and we’re excited to get involved.

‘The cakes and bakes will be judged and then sold, so I’m sure there will be plenty of healthy competition among the entrants!’

To follow Bev’s ‘Brave the Shave’ journey and to donate, head to: https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/bev-cowan

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For further information:

Stephanie Haslett, Isle of Man Advertising & PR                  01624 620440