Providing a lifeline service with a difference this week: 24 catering size tins of baked beans for the Wales team abroad.
Condor Ferries helps Wales to blow away the competition at Euro 2016!!
Condor Ferries is used to providing a lifeline service with its ferry services between the UK, the Channel Islands and France, but the cross channel ferry operator has provided a lifeline service with a difference this week.
Following reports from the Welsh national football team that there were no baked beans available at their team’s training camp in Dinard – Condor Ferries came to the rescue by sourcing and transporting a very special shipment of 24 catering size tins of baked beans from Jersey to St Malo and on to the team’s hotel.
With no British cooked breakfast complete without a serving of the nation’s favourite beans, the team at Condor Ferries were more than happy to oblige, donating more than 62kg of beans to the Welsh squad, ahead of their first match in Euro 2016 against Slovakia on Saturday.
Justin Amey, Head of Marketing at Condor Ferries, said: “Firstly there was a shortage of fuel in France and now there’s a shortage of baked beans! But fortunately Condor has been able to come to the rescue of the Welsh football team, by delivering enough supplies for their cooked breakfasts to keep the players full of beans and ready for Saturday’s first match!
“We were contacted by the owner of a local cafe in Dinard, close to the team’s training camp, to see if we could help source any baked beans for the players to enjoy as part of their breakfast – and of course we were very happy to help. Hopefully it will be just what the team need to get through the group stages – and if they do – we’ll send some more!"
“We serve hundreds of breakfasts on board our ferries every day, so we know how important baked beans are as part of the British meal-time tradition. We’d like to reassure our passengers that although we’ve diverted some baked bean supplies to help the Wales squad, we’ve ordered extra to make sure that our passengers don’t go without!”
Condor Ferries captain Waldemar Siniecki with members of the crew and the baked bean delivery:
Issued on behalf of Condor Ferries by McKenna Townsend