June 13, 2024

Seapost - June 2024

The latest e-newsletter from The Seafarers' Charity.

We were honoured to announce His Majesty King Charles III as our new Patron during our 107th Annual Meeting at Fishmongers' Hall on 30 May. Under HM The King’s esteemed patronage, alongside HRH The Duke of Edinburgh as our President, we look forward to continuing our mission to tackle seafarer hardship in all its forms, both at sea and on land.

On 6 June, The Seafarers’ Charity joined D-Day national commemorations by attending the D-Day 80th Anniversary Principal Beacon Lighting held at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. In memory of seafarers who contributed to the largest seaborne invasion in history, we proudly sponsored the ceremonial torch used by 99-year-old D-Day veteran Vera Brett to light the principal beacon - the first of 800 beacons that were then lit across the UK.

Our commitment to supporting seafaring veterans remains steadfast, and we invite you to contribute to our SeaVets appeal, where all donations up to £10,000 are match-funded.

We're thrilled to announce that we were designated as the charity partner for this year’s Maritime UK Awards, held at the Titanic Museum in Belfast, where we celebrated excellence from across the breadth of the maritime sector.

On 8 June, our Business Development Director, Temi Binitie FICS, attended the URNU Manchester Passing Out Parade and Summer Reception. This event celebrated the achievements of graduating Officer Cadets and Acting Midshipmen and provided a valuable opportunity to connect with the next generation of seafarers.

You can also learn how The Seafarers’ Charity’s sustained grant funding over the last ten years has enabled, Stella Maris, one of our delivery partners, to help ensure better and safer working lives at sea for seafarers and fishers.

With 24 Peaks Challenge 2024 fast approaching, we would like to wish the best of luck to all participants of this year’s Challenge! To show your support, you can sponsor our teams here.

Finally, as we celebrate Pride Month, we reaffirm our commitment to diversity and inclusion, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

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