Cornish clothing company, Seasalt, has raised £25,000 for coastal charity, Fishermen’s Mission.
Over the last 12 months, Seasalt has been working to raise money for the charity by selling five limited edition charity jute shoppers, designed by Eleanor Tomlinson, Fern Britton, Caroline Quentin, Barbara Hulanicki and Julia Bradbury. The company’s well-known supporters were selected because of their unique links to Cornwall. The limited edition bags were sold in Seasalt shops and online.
Neil Chadwick, Seasalt co-founder, presented Gina Moore, South West regional fundraising manager, and Keith Dickson, senior superintendent, both from the Fishermen’s Mission, with a cheque for £25,000 at Seasalt’s Falmouth shop.
“The Fishermen’s Mission is a charity dedicated to providing a lifeline of compassionate, practical and welfare support to fishermen and their families,” said Gina. “We are hugely grateful for the amazing support we continue to receive from Neil and Sophie Chadwick of Seasalt and their staff. To date Seasalt has raised a staggering £52,000 for the work of our charity and we simply cannot thank them enough.
“As a charity we rely solely on voluntary giving to fund our work and we a do appreciate the support, understanding and awareness that Seasalt create for the emergency and welfare assistance we provide to fishermen and their families.”
Neil Chadwick said: “We are extremely grateful to the famous faces who contributed their creative designs to help us to raise vital funds for the charity and we’re excited about this year’s campaign.”
Seasalt’s 2017 charity jute campaign launches at the end of March and features a host of new celebrities, including Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley, Michelin Star chef Nathan Outlaw, as well as local girl and double Olympic rowing champion, Helen Glover MBE.
You can find out more at seasaltcornwall.co.uk