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Posted: 27/01/2017

It is our vision to use the Noble Caledonia framework to improve economic, social and environmental conditions in the areas we work and visit. To this end, in 2013 we established the Noble Caledonia Charitable Trust (NCCT).

Noble Caledonia Ltd cover the costs of administering the NCCT so that 100% of your donation will go directly to the beneficiaries. Money is raised from a percentage of Noble Caledonia’s profits and through fundraising by staff and donations from our travellers and business partners.

If you are able to make a contribution please send your donation by cheque payable to NCCT to: NCCT, 2 Chester Close, London SW1X 7BE.

 

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Posted: 26/01/2017

Global Microplastics Initiative

Most of us are aware of the problems with plastic rubbish in the oceans, choking marine mammals, filling the stomachs of seabirds, and suffocating coral reefs. To date, there is little information available on contamination levels in some of the remote ocean regions to which our expedition ships regularly travel. To this end, the Noble Caledonia Charitable Trust is supporting expedition team members currently working in the West Indian Ocean on the MV Island Sky to collection seawater samples for microplastics analysis. 

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Posted: 14/11/2016

Tinabo Marine Conservation Project, Indonesia

During Caledonian Sky cruises in 2016 in Indonesia we have been visiting the Tinabo Marine Reserve where a new marine conservation project is aiming to restore and protect the coral reef habitats by accelerating coral growth and creating a healthier ecosystem. A pilot project has been established in this patch of reef and if successful and the coral planted grows quickly the project can be expanded.

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Posted: 31/10/2016

Madagascar Volunteering Expedition

by Sarah Mattey (Edgbarrow Secondary School, Crowthorne, Berks)

Once presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to go with Operation Wallacea to spend two weeks in Madagascar, how could anyone say no? I raised £1700 by bag packing, babysitting, lifeguarding, tutoring maths and through cake sales and together with a generous grant from Noble Caledonia I had the funds to join the expedition. 

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Posted: 12/10/2016

Future Hope Kolkata

Since 2014 the NCCT have helped fund raising for Future Hope Kolkata, an inspirational charity who aims to get children of the streets of Kolkata and launch them into well paid and fulfilling jobs. By donating cruises as auction prizes at the Calcutta Golf Society Moor Park Golf Days we have raised just over £8000 so far.

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Alderney Bird Observatory
Posted: 16/05/2016

Essential bird ringing equipment has arrived in Alderney after Noble Caledonia sailed to the rescue.

Vital poles and nets needed by the Alderney Bird Observatory were picked up by the expedition cruise ship Ocean Nova and taken to the northern isle last weekend. “It was an unexpected benefit of the cruise industry,” observatory manager John Horton said. “Noble Caledonia quickly offered the services of their staff, the poles and nets were put onto a Zodiac Guernsey, taken out to the ship and dropped off with us on Alderney within three hours. It was brilliant!” It helped that observatory honorary marketing director Tim Earl was working on Ocean Nova as a naturalist and Zodiac driver. “When I heard that the bird observatory was having difficulty getting the equipment to Alderney I approached my boss at Noble Caledonia and he jumped at the chance to help,” Mr Earl said.

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Posted: 15/05/2016

Madagascar Wild Silk Forest Appeal

MADAGASCAR SILK SCARF SALES REACH £12,000

Travellers aboard the Island Sky in the Indian Ocean have been quick to support our Wild Silk Forest appeal by purchasing a "lamba" - a traditional Malagasy forest silk scarf - the product made by participants of our Wild Silk project as featured on the BBC and endorsed by Sir David Attenborough. 

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Posted: 27/04/2016

Fogo, Cape Verde Islands Volcanic Eruption

Since our Spring cruises in Cape Verde, we are pleased to announce that thanks to our generous passengers and the NCCT our donation of £4,000 has provided school transport for the children whose villages have been effected by the volcanic eruption on Fogo. In order to provide on-going transport until the schools can be rebuilt we are still taking donations.

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Posted: 27/04/2016

Guatemala Helping Indigenous villages to help themselves

When the MS Serenissima called at Livingstone in Guatemala in February 2016, Cruise Director Neil Horrocks took the opportunity to return to visit the Ak’Tenamit project where last year he bought a knitted, rainbow dinosaur which currently has pride of place in his home because of its connection to this extremely worthwhile project.

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Posted: 27/04/2016

Hawksbill Turtle Release in Vanuatu

On a recent visit to Moso Island, Vantuatu in the South Pacific, guests of the MS Caledonian Sky visited the Tranquility Island Turtle Rookery and sponsored the release of three critically endangered Hawksbill turtles. 

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Posted: 27/04/2016

Island Sky conserving St Kilda

When Island Sky visited St Kilda on Sunday 28th June, Cruise Director Neil Horrocks took the opportunity to gain use of the restored church ‘kirk’ to hold a Sunday service. As usual donations were generously made by passengers, half of which (£200) has been sent to the National Trust for Scotland to support their work on St Kilda. 

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Posted: 27/04/2016

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Following the devastating earthquake which hit Nepal on 25 April 2015 the NCCT supported associates G Adventures’ appeal with a £5,000 donation. Much needed as a second earthquake has just struck causing more destruction and loss of life.

 

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Posted: 27/04/2016

Pacific Islands – WWII ERW

NCCT Donated £2,000 towards the research being carried out by Safe Ground (partly run by field staff member Mette Elisussen) in the Solomon Islands to document the problem of unexploded ordnance littering these islands and raise awareness.

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Posted: 27/04/2016

Philippines Fishing Community

Following on from our fundraising efforts in 2014 which raised over £75,000 and saw the building and launch of 140 fishing boats, we are pleased to announce that in September 2015 we have used the gift aid from this project to purchase 71 fishing nets which have been donated to boat owners in need of a net. 

 

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Posted: 27/04/2016

Support for Papua New Guinea & Melanesia

‘Not everyone can do everything – but everyone can do something’

Wise words from Karin Lundstrom during her recent time on board Caledonian Sky visiting Melanesia. Click on the ‘More Information’ link for  her report on bringing much needed supplies to remote areas of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

 

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Posted: 27/04/2016

Syria Relief – Update on the Basma Medical Centre

As the crisis in Syria starts its fourth year, the country has become one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a child. The suffering of these children is just unbearable. Huge efforts are needed to reduce the impact of the crises on these children, most of whom need psychological support.

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Posted: 26/04/2016

Building Schools for Burma – Cycling America

Last year Joe Nelson, Head of CR and Contracting cycled from Vancouver to San Diego raising £4718 which was matched by the NCCT bringing the total raised to £9600. So where did the money go….

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