The Horizon

Anniversaries, Books, Charity, Communication — By on April 26, 2018 at 7:16 PM

It’s been a busy month – our new book is out and we were joined by royalty for our 200th anniversary service. Find out more in this month’s edition of The Horizon.

At the heart of our work is our dedicated team of chaplains, who provide practical and emotional support to seafarers and their families regardless of their rank or faith.

The week of our 200th anniversary service saw many of our chaplains from around the world join us to celebrate our incredible achievement.

Their work is not possible without the support of people like you. Thank you for helping us to help more.

Here’s to the next 200 years! 

IN THIS ISSUE:

 

200th anniversary service.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 200th anniversary service at Southwark Cathedral on 24 April.

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent attended the service and said: “The charity has been at the forefront of innovative maritime welfare for two centuries and changed many hundreds of thousands of lives for the better.

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200 Stories from the Sea.
Find out how Sailors’ Society helped get The Beatles on the long and winding road to success and how bits of HMS Victory kept the charity afloat in hard times.

To coincide with our 200th anniversary celebrations, we have published a special book, 200 Stories from the Sea.

Featuring 200 maritime tales from our Chart & Compass archives, the book is available in paperback and hardback. We also have just 200 limited edition sleeve copies.
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Last chance to sign up for our once in a lifetime event.
Our new Great Wall of China Challenge takes place in Beijing on 18-21 May.
Explore the Great Wall of China and fundraise for our work with our new challenge event.

Register today to tick one of the modern wonders of the world off your bucket list.

Click here for full event information.

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London Marathon.
“Months of hard training finally culminated in a real mix of excitement, fun, emotion and challenge; the London Marathon was undoubtedly the toughest event I’ve ever taken on.”

Find out how Jon Holloway got on in his first London Marathon.

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BySea, now shipping by sea.
An easy way to support our work is by switching your coffee to our ethically sourced BySea brand.With our different blends of coffee coming from around the world, it seemed unfair we didn’t share them further afield.
We’re now able to ship BySea to 28 countries in Europe.
Visit our new look website to place your order now.Read the full article
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Sailors’ Society’s fledgling years.
At the start of the 19th century, London was the largest city in Europe. It was at the heart of a vast Empire and was rapidly expanding.

The city’s infrastructure was strained, with air pollution and unsanitary conditions by-products of its major urbanisation.

While there were pockets of great wealth within the capital, there were many more areas of unimaginable poverty and squalor – including the docklands.

Find out about the early days of Sailors’ Society.

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Important information on the new guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
From May, the data protection law will be changing. We need to make sure that we have the correct consent to continue to keep you updated on the vital work that we are able to complete thanks to the wonderful support that you give us.

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