As Finnlines’ 70 years of history is strongly connected to the Finnish history, Finnlines wants to take concrete action in order to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence.
As part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017, Finnlines is challenging everyone – especially its own personnel and Star Class passengers – to be more active and exercise together for a great cause.
“The theme is ‘70 times Across the Baltic Sea’. The aim is to collect as many nautical miles as our ro-pax vessel is plying on over 70 trips between Helsinki and Travemünde. In kilometres this is 79,240 km. Basically the idea is that on board our Star Class vessels our cargo customers and passengers can write down all workout kilometres to the logbook. Furthermore, we challenge our personnel to collect kilometres as well. On top of that we are arranging two family events in Helsinki and Naantali this summer”, says Kielo Vesikko, Head of Finnlines Passenger Services.
In return for all the kilometres collected, Finnlines will support childhood cancer research by donating EUR 50,000 to the Aamu Pediatric Cancer Foundation based in Helsinki. With the donation Aamu Foundation is able to fund a ground breaking children’s cancer research project from start to finish.
“Our partner in this campaign is the Nordic charity organisation Team Rynkeby. Every summer they cycle to Paris to raise money for children with cancer and their families. I’m sure this will be a successful campaign!” adds Kielo Vesikko.
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