Fishermen’s Mission launches new campaign

NO F20 welly campaign

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The Fishermen’s Mission, a well-known national charity with a strong presence in Lochaber, has launched a campaign to highlight the number of fishermen lost at sea in the last decade.

The 100 in 10 Campaign hopes to raise awareness of the dangers of being a fisherman and the devastating impact on families and communities when fishermen are lost at sea – 100 fishermen have been lost in just 10 years.

The charity is asking people to buy a pair of yellow fishermen’s wellies featuring the mission logo. For every pair sold, a yellow ribbon will be tied to the flagpole outside the charity’s headquarters in Hampshire.

When 100 pairs have been sold, the ribbons will feature in a photograph that will be released nationally.

Port officer for the Fishermen’s Mission in Lochaber and Skye 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 urge any fisherman in need of help to get in touch.’

Contact Karen on 07917 754407 or email mallaigcentre@ (Lochaber and Isle of Skye)

To support the 100 in 10 campaign visit, email uk or call the freephone number 08006 341020.