Happy World Maritime Day from the Sailors’ Society

Anniversaries, Associations, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations — By on September 25, 2014 at 8:40 AM

SS WMD 2014Sailors’ Society wishes you a very happy World Maritime Day! 

Thank you to those of you who are dressing in the colours of your Ensign flag today as part of our Signal Your Support campaign. It’s not too late to get involved and make a donation in recognition of our reliance on the maritime community.
“In Belgorod-Dnestrovsky we have about 200 people who have sought refuge away from the centre of military action. For our churches and for me it is a chance to serve these people. One needs clothes, another needs medicine, and children need fruit and vitamins. People who have experienced difficult situations need the help of counselling and when I mention to them that I am a chaplain it opens their hearts to communication.” Michael Pishtoy, Ukraine                       
Stories from Port

“This month I transported 135 seafarers in and out of the Tilbury Seafarers Centre. Many of them use our internet facilities to communicate with their loved ones back home.  Recently I listened to a father trying to teach his son the alphabet ‘A, B, C, D’ … and after a while I heard 1, 2, 3, 4.. ! How wonderful it is that he could share this moment with his son even though he is half a world away.” Frans Sahetapy, Tilbury
Complimentary Invites & Discounts for our Supporters

Our Society is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the supporting organisation for a number of upcoming conferences and events.  Next week, our global work supporting seafarers will be promoted at Petrospot’s Bunkering Symposium in Antwerp and Fathom Shipping’s Ship Efficiency: The Event in London.A limited number of discounted ticketsare available to our supporters to attend this event.
We have also been chosen as a supporting association for the 15thannual Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference in Manila on 26 – 27thNovember.  We are delighted to announce that our supporters will receive20% off attendance when quoting the exclusive discount code FKT2665SSWL.

                              

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons                               

A Night of Adventure!
Come aboard the historic Cutty Sark and enjoy a night of live music, delicious food and stories from some truly inspirational adventurers. This will be the perfect occasion to entertain colleagues and clients.

Table of ten guests from £2, 500, individual tickets available.
For more information please get in touch.                                  
Art in Aid of Seafarers

World-renowned marine artist Robert G. Lloyd has pledged to donate half of the profits received on all of his art commissioned by our supporters. Robert’s paintings are particularly popular with shipyards, ship managers and owners among others for use as corporate gifts at naming ceremonies, retirement gifts and presentations.  Please get in touch if you would like more information.
Broadgate Tower Abseil

For the first time ever, Sailors’ Society is daring our supporters to take on one of London’s biggest skyscrapers; Broadgate Tower. If you’ve got the nerve to take on the drop, you’ll have the chance of viewing London’s greatest landmarks from a whole new perspective!
We’ll help you celebrate your achievement with a drinks reception hosted by Reed Smith when you make it to the ground. There are only a limited number of abseiling days held at the tower, so this really is a one-of-a-kind challenge event.
Fundraising goal: £350
Photo credit: Broadgate Tower, Broadgate City of London (c) Holly Wren Photography
      
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