Cruise ship crew's fundraising marathon for Torquay disabled sailors

The Easter weekend relay marathon on Queen Mary 2.

Big smiles during the Easter weekend relay marathon on Queen Mary 2. - Credit: Gerry McCabe

An Easter relay marathon on-board cruise ship Queen Mary 2 has raised much-needed funds for the Disabled Sailing Association in Torquay. 

The crew of the cruise ship currently off Babbacombe, Torquay, smashed their £500 fundraising target with more than £1,000 so far collected. 

The crew of Queen Mary 2 during their marathon fundraiser.

The crew of Queen Mary 2 during their marathon fundraiser. - Credit: Gerry McCabe

In his appeal message, organiser Gerry McCabe, the ship’s chief doctor, said: “The Disabled Sailing Association (DSA) is a Torquay-based sailing charity, run for the disabled, by the disabled.  

“Locally anchored cruise ships have chosen to support this charity. Their crew ran a marathon in relay teams around the ship decks over the Easter weekend. 

“We would like to thank everyone who has sponsored and supported them for this very good cause.” 

To donate, log on to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/CruiseShipCrew

The crew of the Queen Mary 2 have raised more than £1,00 for the Disabled  Sailing Association in Torquay.

The crew of the Queen Mary 2 have raised more than £1,00 for the Disabled Sailing Association in Torquay. - Credit: Gerry McCabe