Mallaig Fishermen’s Mission in plea to fishing families

A fishing boat works the waters off the island of Eigg. Picture: Iain Ferguson. FISHING-BOAT-OFF-EIGG_iain-ferguson.jpg

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Mallaig Fishermen’s Mission is appealing to fishing families struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic to get in touch with the charity.

Fishermen’s Mission Port Officer in Mallaig Karen Calder, speaking directly to fishermen’s families, said: ‘We know how difficult life is at the moment. We also know asking for help is never easy.

‘Today I am appealing to fishermen, to their wives and partners and to wider members of fishermen’s families who are facing difficulties to call the Fishermen’s Mission.

‘We are always here to listen and give practical guidance. The support we can give you may make all the difference. Together, we can get through this crisis, so do not hesitate, call us today.’

The Mallaig Fishermen’s Mission may also be able to access further financial support and grants specifically to help families and fishermen’s children.

Ms Calder added: ‘Working alongside other maritime charities, the Fishermen’s Mission can access bespoke funding and means of support that are not available elsewhere, particularly for fishermen’s children.

‘Many fishing families with children have already contacted us for support so please do not struggle through this crisis on your own. Pick up the phone and give us a call. We are here to help you and your family.’

Contact Karen Calder at Mallaig Fishermen’s Mission by calling 07917754407 or email MalliagCentre@fishermensmission.org.uk