May 23, 2024

Seapost - May 2024

The latest e-newsletter from The Seafarers' Charity.

As we approach the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we highlight the importance of recognising and supporting our seafaring veterans. Our SeaVets Appeal honours their sacrifices, and with a generous donor match-funding all donations up to £10,000, your contributions will have double the impact.

On Sunday, 12 May, we marked the first National Fishing Remembrance Day, a new annual event dedicated to honouring those who lost their lives in the fishing industry. Local remembrance services were held across the UK, reminding us of the need to continue improving safety standards at sea. On 16 May, we also held a special evening event to mark the first National Fishing Remembrance Day onboard the Cutty Sark in Maritime Greenwich to share the inspiring story of the Headscarf Revolutionaries.

We are delighted to announce that our funded project, Fishing Animateur, won the “Service Provider of the Year” Award at this year's Fishing News Awards. Their efforts have been instrumental in helping UK fishers secure government grants.

Several maritime charities, including The Seafarers' Charity, have joined forces to promote Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) by delivering workshops across the UK. These workshops aim to tackle prejudices and unconscious biases, fostering an inclusive work environment.

With this edition, we also invite you or anyone you think might be interested in joining our 24 Peaks Challenge on 6-7 July to elevate your impact and support our mission of improving seafarers' lives.

Finally, if you missed our webinar on Psychological Safety at Sea, it's now available to watch on the Nautical Institute's YouTube channel. This important discussion explored the challenges faced by women working at sea and how to create safer workplaces.

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