Four leading charities supporting seafarers and their families are set to benefit from the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW), taking place in the UK capital this September.
Apostleship Of The Sea, Mission To Seafarers, Sailors’ Society and Seafarers UK have been chosen by the LISW Steering Group to be the beneficiaries of fund-raising efforts during the week-long shipping showcase.
London International Shipping Week kicks off with a Charity Golf Day at Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey, on Monday September 9th which will see these four worthy causes share the entry fees and receive proceeds from various fundraising efforts.
And delegates attending the LISW Conference on Thursday September 12th will have the chance to boost much-needed charity funding further by donating cash in special envelopes provided in each delegate pack and on tables at the evening’s Gala Dinner.
Jean Winfield, Director of LISW organiser Shipping Innovation Ltd, said: “The steering group felt this was an excellent opportunity for the international shipping community to support these vital maritime charities and we are delighted to have the chance to help elevate their profile during a week when the eyes of the world will be turned on London.”
Further information on London International Shipping Week can be found on the dedicated event website: www.
- · Seafarers across the world have always known they can turn to maritime charities for help and support. From a warm welcome in a foreign port to support when a colleague has died onboard, or perhaps in times of difficulty back home, maritime charities have always been there. Four leading maritime charities have come together to be part of 2013 London International Shipping Week. Together they work in almost every port of the world and across maritime communities in general, supporting the wellbeing of seafarers, and their dependants, from nautical college through to old age. Their vital work can only continue with your support.
- · For further information on the charities see their individual websites: