Chichester Christmas support for shipwrecked mariners

The Mayor of Chichester, John Hughes and his wife Cherry  with Cdr Malcolm Williams, the chief Executive of the Shipwrecked Fisherman and Marines royal Benevolent Society and supporters of the charity at the opening of their Christmas card shop in South Pallant. Picture by Kate Shemilt. C140956-1
The Mayor of Chichester, John Hughes and his wife Cherry with Cdr Malcolm Williams, the chief Executive of the Shipwrecked Fisherman and Marines royal Benevolent Society and supporters of the charity at the opening of their Christmas card shop in South Pallant. Picture by Kate Shemilt. C140956-1
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SEAFARERS in need will benefit from a Christmas card appeal.

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society launched its annual appeal with the help of mayor and mayoress of Chichester, John and Cherry Hughes, in North Pallant last month.

Profits from the sale of cards will go directly to help those who have spent their lives at sea or who suffer the consequences of shipwreck – usually single-manned fishing vessels – and face difficult financial circumstances in retirement or as a result of accident or ill health.

Society chief executive Commodore Malcolm Williams said: “We were delighted the mayor and mayoress of Chichester were able to launch our annual Christmas card appeal.

“This appeal is the charity’s major national fundraising campaign and the support we receive from people both locally and across the country enables us to continue helping those from the seafaring community who are desperately in need. “All cards purchased and donations received will make a vital contribution towards our often life-changing work.”

To buy cards, either visit the shop between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday or 10am-1pm on Saturdays from November 15, or visit the charity’s website at www.shipwreckedmariners.org.uk or call 01243 789 329 to request a catalogue.