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Jeff Cruise

A man with no regrets

Jeff Whitaker rose from humble beginnings and made a huge success of a life that was cut tragically short by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in January 2018. It’s true to say that Jeff lived every day to the full.  Along the way he made friends, won respect wherever he went, and achieved just about every goal he ever set himself. He was a man with no regrets.

Fuelled by energy, self-belief and an unbreakable determination, he built a business and a reputation as a gentleman.  And while he enjoyed the fruits of his work, he never lost sight of his origins or missed the opportunity to help others.

To celebrate his passion for life and to continue his legacy of making a positive difference, we have created “Jeff’s Way” as our continuous commitment to honouring three causes close to Jeff's heart: education, opportunity and security.

Jeff was never happier than when he was cooking, on a boat or by the sea.  He joined The Sea Cadets, which instilled discipline and high standards.  The Catering faculty at Hull College gave him the skills he needed to join the catering teams of the merchant navy and Royal National Lifeboat Institution, where Jeff saw and experienced first-hand the work they do to save lives at sea.

To find out more about MND, its diagnosis, treatment and implications, visit the NHS website here.

Donations made to Jeff’s Way, will be divided between the Sea Cadets, the development of young catering talent and the RNLI.

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Education, opportunity and security - building a legacy

Young people are our future. Our aim is to help them to benefit from education, opportunity and security. In this way they can grow, thrive and develop into a generation of adults that make a positive difference.

EDUCATION - HULL COLLEGE
EDUCATION - HULL COLLEGE
OPPORTUNITY - SEA CADETS
OPPORTUNITY - SEA CADETS
SECURITY - RNLI
SECURITY - RNLI

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