Grimsby boosted by £5000

Posted on Tuesday 24th February 2015

The Fishermen’s Mission Grimsby has received £5,000.00 to fund the support of retired fishermen in and around the Grimsby area.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help the disadvantaged in our local communities.

The grant will help support the local fishing communities with such items as mobility equipment, essential white goods and in some cases emergency situations were extreme poverty is identified.

Supt. Anthony Jewitt of The Fishermen’s Mission said: “This is wonderful news for the Fishermen’s Mission locally and we are always so appreciative of the support we get from organisations, or individuals that continue to support our local fishermen who are still suffering from the effects of the decline in the industry in the 1970’s”.

Rebecca Bark BA (Hons) Santander’s branch manager in Cleethorpes said: The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting ‘The Fishermen’s Mission’ and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”