A Very Worthwhile, Wonderful,voyage with Wogan

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His dulcet tones may no longer w a k e t h e nation over the airwaves, but Sir Terry Wogan is still a national treasure, anchoring the popular annual BBC Children in Need fundraiser. His loyal army of fans - known fondly as TOGs (Terry's Old Geezers and Gals) - have became part of the fabric of British culture, and Cunard is delighted to once again host them and, of course, Pudsey Bear on a special voyage to raise money for Children in Need. The Togmeister himself will also be on board to host receptions, entertainment and evenings of musing and mirth with various members of his team.

Sailing from Southampton on 12 September, Cunard's flagship, Queen Mary 2, will embark on an eight-night voyage around the British Isles, stopping briefly across the Channel in Normandy before taking in Cork, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh and returning to her Hampshire home port of Southampton. In 2010, guests on a Queen Victoria TOGs voyage around the Mediterranean raised over [pounds sterling]80,000, but Cunard hopes to improve on this impressive sum this year.

'Over the last two years we have done our best to help the very worthwhile BBC Children in Need Appeal,' says Peter Shanks, President and Managing Director of Cunard. 'It is a very deserving cause and quite right that we, along with our guests, should do things like this to help. …