Sailors’ Society urges the industry to signal their support for seafarers

Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Clubs, HR — By on September 1, 2015 at 12:05 PM
Sailors’ Society team members Signal their Support for seafarers

Sailors’ Society team members Signal their Support for seafarers

World Maritime Day ‘Signal Your Support’ dress down event

Sailors’ Society, one of the largest seafarer support charities, will celebrate the work of seafarers around the world on 24 September with its Signal Your Support event for World Maritime Day.

World Maritime Day is a dedicated day in the last week of September when the International Maritime Organisation celebrates the maritime sector. This year’s theme is maritime education and training, which is one of Sailors’ Society’s key mission statements.

Sailors’ Society is asking companies to encourage their staff to dress in the colours of their countries’ national ensign flag – so for the United Kingdom that’s red, white and blue – and donate to the Society’s various education projects.

Director of programme, Sandra Welch, said, ‘It is fantastic that everyone is getting on board and signalling their support. With your help we are able to contribute to a thriving seafaring workforce by enabling access to education.’

A donation of £5/US$8 from everyone taking part in Signal Your Support will help to transform the  lives of seafarers and their families through our education projects. Sailors’ Society is encouraging donors to take a group photo and tag @sailorssociety on Twitter, using #signalyoursupport.

With 90 per cent of everything coming by sea, the Signal Your Support event is a good way to thank seafarers for the sacrifices they make to enable us to live the way we do.

To download a flyer and success checklist or donate online please visit sailors-society.org/signalyoursupport, alternatively text SIGN15 £5 to 70070 if you’re a UK resident.

Sailors’ Society is an international charity that provides a personal lifeline for the world’s 1.5 million seafarers and their families, in port, at sea and at home. The charity offers practical help, emotional and spiritual support, financial assistance and family liaison. Our port chaplains visit thousands of ships every year, directly addressing the needs of seafarers – irrespective of a person’s belief or nationality – as well as maintaining vital links within the Ports that they operate

For more information please visit www.sailors-society.org, or contact James Leslie on 023 8051 5950 or jleslie@sailors-society.org.

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