08 December 2016 15:00 - Press Release

Condor Ferries’ mannequin challenge goes viral and raises £1,000 in aid of Channel Islands Air Search

Having hit 1,000 social media reactions to its very own version of the mannequin challenge, the viral video craze, Condor Ferries is donating £1,000 to Channel Islands Air Search.

The video, which launched at the end of November, has achieved 1,000 likes, loves and laughs within ten days of being posted on Condor Ferries’ Facebook page, @OfficialCondorFerries, as well as its other social media platforms.

For the fundraising challenge, staff and passengers struck a variety of frozen poses onboard Condor Rapide, including in the Duty Free shop, main cabin, Bistro Casquets and the Ocean bar.

Justin Amey, Head of Marketing at Condor Ferries, commented: “It’s fantastic that we’ve reached 1,000 likes, loves and laughs for our video and we are proud to be donating £1,000 to Channel Islands Air Search. The staff and passengers really enjoyed getting involved in our mannequin challenge, freezing for the camera in a variety of fun poses.”

Captain Brian Nibbs, from Channel Islands Air Search, added: “Our thanks to the team at Condor for their continued support. It is brilliant to see that so many people have watched the video, helping to raise funds for Channel Islands Air Search. To simply maintain the vital service that Air Search provides costs in the region of £140,000 per year and Condor Ferries’ drive to fundraise on our behalf helps to keep us on target.”

Channel Islands Air Search is a voluntary service that provides a rapid response airborne rescue service in the 4,000 square miles of waters surrounding the Channel Islands. The charity is currently raising funds for the purchase of a new state-of-the-art aircraft. It is the chosen charity of Condor Ferries, who display collection boxes onboard all of its vessels and also supports the charity with other fundraising events.

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