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The Mission to Seafarers sounds historical note

The Mission to Seafarers sounds historical note
Featured charity The Mission to Seafarers has got its £15,000 fundraising campaign at SMM off to a flying start with a £3,000 donation from Hamburg shipping company Brise Bereederungs (Brise) to the UK-based organisation.

Visitors to SMM will be greeted by a crew of Mission fundraisers dressed in seafaring outfits harking back to the 19th century, in celebration of the 160th anniversary of the charity this year.

“The Mission is a fantastic global maritime charity that supports seafarers and their families in times of need, through a wide range of help and assistance,” commented Brise’s md Kai-Erik Clemmesen.“This includes providing communications for seafarers to contact home, running transport services from ship to shore, and managing around 120 seafarers' centres in ports in over 50 countries.”

The Mission also has a stand at SMM where delegates can make donations and find out more about their work, located in the Central Entrance in the Foyer.