Seasalt Cornwall Supports the Fishermen’s Mission
Cornish clothing brand, Seasalt, has donated over £24,000 to fishing charity Fishermen’s Mission.
Over the last 12 months, Seasalt has been working to raise funds for the charity by selling limited edition celebrity-designed shopping bags, alongside coastal- themed Christmas cards designed by their customers and a charity sample sale.
From as far back as 2012, Seasalt has championed the Fishermen’s Mission, motivated by supporting the lives of fishermen and their families. From trekking over Dartmoor through the night to charity bake sales, Seasalt has been thoroughly committed to the charity’s aims of practical welfare and emergency support. To date, they have raised an incredible £77,700 and for every £1 donated, 88p is spent on providing the service to both active and retired fishermen, as well as their families.
Speaking about Seasalt’s fundraising contribution, Seasalt co-founder and chairman, Neil Chadwick, said
“We’ve always had a close affinity with the Fishermen’s Mission with many of our ships in town with strong fishing communities and traditions. We’re pleased to have been able to raise the charity’s profile and we’re delighted to have raised such a great amount for them over the last six years”.
Last week, Neil Chadwick handed over a cheque for £24,500 to representatives of the charity.
Regional fundraising manager for the Fishermen’s Mission, Julian Waring, said:
“We are so pleased to have this donation at what is traditionally a very difficult time of year. The monies will help support the work we do with fishing families. We are hugely proud to have the support from the Seasalt team and their amazing customers.”
Fishermen’s Mission senior superintendent, Keith Dickson, said:
“Seasalt have not only raised significant funds for the charity through the sales of celebrity designed jute bags, clothing and team challenges but they also raise our profile by taking to their customers about the work we do. Our role is to communicate with fishermen and their families in and around many Cornish ports. We have been so impressed by the team at Seasalt by their personal approach to fundraising. What they have all achieved is positively changing many lives for the better.”