For the second year running the Fishermen’s Mission held their Annual General Meetings and Fundraising Awards virtually. The meeting which is normally held at Trinity House in central London has for the second year been hosted via Zoom as a result of the COVID crisis .
The AGM was attended by over 80 invitees who witnessed the presentation of the Mission Awards which have become an enjoyable staple of the meeting and are given to individuals, groups, and organisations across the UK for contributions made to the charity.
Director of Business Development, Alison Godfrey said: “We have been deeply moved by the efforts of so many people this year who have gone the extra mile to help continue to raise the money needed to provide our services.”
As a charity that supports the fishing community, The Fishermen’s Mission have always had a very close relationship with the Fish and Chip industry, together forming a natural partnership.
Corporate Partnership Manager for the charity, Dean Lawrence said, “We have been friends for many years with the team at Kingfisher Fish and Chips based in Plymouth. Craig and Nikki have accompanied us to many an event, most notably on National Fish and Chip Day, parking up outside Trinity House in London and serving fish and chips to passing cabbies from six in the morning! Over the years the Kingfisher team have donated more than£4,000 towards our work and we are delighted to announce them as winners of the Award for Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2020.”
Established in 1881, the Fishermen’s Mission (also known as the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen) is the only national charity that works solely with fishermen and their families. Celebrating 140th anniversary in 2021.
The Fishermen’s Mission also provides a 24/7 emergency service for fishermen who are taken ill or have an accident at sea as well as vital and unique support for the families of fishermen who are lost at sea.
Further information regarding the work of the Fishermen’s Mission nationally is available on their website www.fishermensmission.org.uk