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Herald of Free Enterprise bell returns to Dover 30 years after the disaster claimed 193 lives

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On Saturday (18 March), Sailors’ Society turns 199 years old.

 

Since we were founded in London in 1818, the charity has helped millions of seafarers and their families, work which has been made possible thanks to our loyal group of supporters like you.

 

As we approach our bicentenary, we will unveil a range of exciting events to celebrate our 200th year and we would love you to get involved.

 

Click here to get in touch and find out how you can help us make it a year to remember.

Herald of Free Enterprise bell returns to Dover 30 years on
Sailors’ Society held the anniversary memorial service for the Zeebrugge disaster on 6 March
Sailors’ Society’s CEO Stuart Rivers received the bell on behalf of Dover.

 

He said: “Over the years we have been humbled to hear the most wonderful stories of heroism, tales of the most incredible courage from passengers and crew.”

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Partnership opportunities
Since January, 250 people have completed Wellness at Sea training.

 

This wouldn’t be possible without support from companies like RightShip, Euronav, UK P&I Club and Steamship Mutual.

 

Click here to email the partnerships team and find out how you can help us help more.

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Manila Gala Dinner

25 March 2017, The Peninsula, Manila
Join Sailors’ Society ambassadors in partnership with Homer Foundation, Inc. for an evening of dancing and entertainment featuring renowned singer Emmanuelle Adda and the incredible Spice Band.

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Tickets are P4,000 and the dress code for the evening is black tie/barong.

 

We are really grateful to all of the dinner’s sponsors for making the event possible.

“Sailors’ Society is his only support”
Vohita is 56 years old. He has six children and two grandchildren.

 

Ten years ago he was forced to retire because of a heart condition.

 

The Society’s programme and community projects manager Claire Gaulier travelled to Madagascar to see how the charity is supporting seafarers like Vohita.

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Here’s what your donations could provide seafarers and their families
£18
Could help provide internet access for a month to allow seafarers to contact their families
£31
Could help provide eye tests for 25 seafarers
£62
Could help pay for emergency food packs for three seafarers
Make a donation

Special Forces Challenge

14 – 16 July 2017
Take on our new three-day event which includes canoeing, abseiling, trekking and water chutes.

 

Best for: A unique experience, team building, networking and competition.

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26 x three person teams.

£150 (GBP) team booking fee.

£3,000 (GBP) minimum fundraising pledge.
Includes transfer from King’s Cross station London, meals and accommodation.

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