London International Shipping week boosts charity coffers
Charities supporting seafarers and their families have benefited from the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW) to the tune of £5, 358.
Apostleship Of The Sea, Mission To Seafarers, Sailors’ Society and Seafarers UK were chosen by the LISW Steering Group to be the beneficiaries of fund-raising efforts during the week-long shipping showcase.
Each will receive £1, 339.00 to assist them with their work in providing support to seafarers across the globe. From a warm welcome in a foreign port to support when a colleague has died onboard, or perhaps in times of difficulty back home, these maritime charities are there to help.
Fund raising activities included a Charity Golf Day at Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey, where former England cricket team fast bowler Darren Gough conducted a charity auction to boost proceeds, and a cash collection at the glittering Gala Dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Sean Moloney, Director of LISW Shipping Innovation Ltd, said: “The first ever London International Shipping proved a resounding success and we are delighted to have been able to use the opportunity to support these important maritime charities too.”
These four leading maritime charities came together to be part of 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.
For further information on the charities see their individual websites: