Charity launches campaign to highlight number of fishermen lost at sea

The Fishermen's Mission charity has launched its 100 in 10 campaign, raising awareness of the number of fishermen lost at sea. NO_t19Fishermen's Mission01

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The Fishermen’s Mission has launched a campaign to highlight the number of fishermen lost at sea in the last decade.

Called the 100 in 10 campaign, the charity hopes to raise awareness of the dangers of being a fisherman and the devastating impact loss has on families and communities.

To help, the Fishermen’s Mission is asking people to buy a limited edition pair of yellow wellies featuring the Fishermen’s Mission logo.

For every pair of £45 wellies sold, a yellow ribbon will be tied to the flagpole outside the charity’s head office in Hampshire.

Fishermen’s Mission port officer Karen Calder said: ‘The work of the
Fishermen’s Mission is as necessary today as ever. Our vital services and support provides practical, financial and pastoral help to local fishermen, both active and retired, and their families, as well as a 24/7 emergency response for accidents or illness at sea.

‘We are the only charity that solely works with fishermen and we will help anyone who works aboard a UK fishing boat. I would urge any fisherman who thinks we might be able to help to get in touch.’

The Fishermen’s Mission was established in 1881 and provides guidance to fishermen and their families. For every £1 the charity raises, it spends 88p providing services.

To find out more, or to get involved in the 100 in 10 campaign, visit www.fishermensmission.org.uk, email 100in10@fishermensmission.org.uk or call the freephone number 0800 634 1020.