Our nominated charity here at The Forum Shopping Centre is The Fishermen’s Mission, who provide a lifeline for many and play a vital role in fighting poverty and despair within the fishing communities.
They do this by providing emergency and welfare support to fishermen and their families 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
We have highlighted below just some of their ways in which they help:
-Providing immediate assistance to the families of fishermen who have been killed or injured
-Looking after survivors of fishing boat accidents by finding medical help, a bed for the night or providing a hot meal and dry clothes
-Supporting fishermen’s families during illness, distress or financial problems
-Alleviating loneliness by visiting retired fishermen and their families at home or in hospital
-Offering welfare and support to all fishermen working in the UK fishing industry
-Providing Christian pastoral and practical help with problems such as debt, sickness and bereavement as well as helping to pay bills, buy food and keep house and home together.
For further information on the work that they do, visit www.fishermensmission.org.uk