Posted on Wednesday 19th September 2018

Last year, gifts in Wills helped the Fishermen’s Mission provide nearly 200 people with emergency grants brso they could put food on the table for their struggling families.

These special gifts also enabled our frontline outreach teams to visit over 6,500 individuals at home, in hospital or at one of our mini centres.

Brian is 27 and lives alone in Troon, South West Scotland. He’s been a commercial fisherman for around 3 years, working for local prawn boats in Troon and has to work long, unsociable hours, often in dangerous weather. If the weather’s particularly bad, the boat won’t go out at all and he will earn nothing. Brian doesn’t own his own vessel, and like many self-employed people, sometimes struggles to manage an erratic income.
When things became difficult financially, the Fishermen’s Mission Troon Outreach Service stepped in to help Brian. Karen, (pictured), expertly supported him, helping to address his rent arrears by facilitating a grant to prevent him from becoming homeless. She also provided food vouchers and provided emotional support as Brian did his best to cope. Today Brian is starting to get back on track financially and is feeling alot less vulnerable. He told us:

“It’s no exaggeration to say that the Fishermen’s Mission picked me up at the lowest point of my life. They were a lifeline to me when I had nowhere else to turn…”

For more information on leaving a gift in your Will, or to order your FREE legacy booklet, please call Sophie, in complete confidence, on 01489 566922, email at SophieDavies@fishermensmission.org.uk or fill out the form below.

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