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Festive 50 Auction

A first for the charity the Fishermen’s Mission. Something for everyone, every age and every budget. If youre celebrating a big birthday or anniversary, take all your friends and family on an exclusive boat trip or to a cottage in the Highlands. Love rugby, there’s a rugby ball signed by a Welsh International player. Stuck for the perfect gift, there are handmade crafted items, something for everyone. Accommodation in beautiful places, gifts and delicious goodies from the Orkneys, this is a delight for the eyes. Unique gifts from generous supporters. An online auction of 50 items, is now live and everything must end on Friday 1st November. Register and bid at www.fishmishauction.org.uk

The charity’s aims of practical welfare and emergency support comes from a small team of full time, part time and volunteers. Individuals and businesses have given generously and creatively. We’re delighted with the range of gifts and experiences listed on this online auction. The monies are vital as the charity rely on donations. For every £1 donated, 88p is spent on providing the services to fishermen, active, retired, as well as their families,” said Alison Godfrey, Director of Business Development. 

Christmas Cards

The Fishermen’s Missions Christmas Cards are now available to purchase and a lovely way to spread the joy during the festive period.

10 cards and envelopes and greeting reads:

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year”

To purchase Christmas Card please visit our website by >>clicking here<<

Each pack of Christmas cards is on sale for £5.00 and include 10 cards plus postage and packaging which starts from £1.80.

Fishermen’s Mission 2020 Calendar

The Fishermen’s Mission 2020 Calendar was produced using photos sent by our supports earlier this year. The A4 calendar is now ready with all the proceeds going to the Fishermen’s Mission.

To purchase your copy of calendar please click here

Limited Edition set of 12 Toni Knight Postcards

Toni Knights is one of Brixham’s local characters and an acclaimed nautical artist. Toni has been a fisherman since the age of 16 and got his Skippers ticket at the age of 19. In the late eighties he worked as a Fisheries Officer on the Drumbeat of Devon which earned him a Fishing News headline ‘Poacher Turns Game Keeper’, and crewed on the Torbay Lifeboat, ‘The Edward Bridges’ when Arthur Curnow was Coxswain. Toni’s life is still water based and when he’s not sailing heritage boats for Trinity Sailing or fishing on a beam trawler, he can be found renovating beautiful ‘Iris’ his 75ft Cornish Lugger built in 1921 that nestles alongside the inner harbour in Brixham.

In his early nautical paintings, Toni worked in oils, but more recently, his artistic flair can be seen around the pubs and cafes of Brixham where he uses a felt-tip pen and watercolours to bring to life the boats.

This set of twelve postcards have been specially commissioned by The Fishermen’s Mission with Toni Knights to celebrate our British fishing industry and in particular Brixham’s maritime history. The annotations are by retired local fisherman John Friend. In each set there are four colour illustrations of different fishing methods, four of his famous pen drawings of boats and their labelled parts that can be coloured in and four copies of some of his original paintings. They can also be purchased from Brixham Fishermen’s Mission.

To purchase your copy of Sea, Salt and Solitude please click here

 

Sea, Salt and Solitude

Sea, Salt and Solitude has been produced to raise funds for The Fishermen’s Mission, a charity providing welfare support to fishermen and their families. Fishing is the most dangerous peacetime industry: 100 lives have been lost at sea in the last 10 years.

Chris Hewitt’s 170 black and white portraits are of fishermen, the families of those lost at sea, lifeboat men, harbour officials, car park attendants, mongers and merchants, boat builders, chefs indeed all those involved with keeping the fishing communities in good condition. All the photographs are on location in familiar and unusual places and many backdrops include atmospheric Cornish rain and sunshine.

Deborah Richards’ narratives are written from short, five to ten minute conversations with the people in the photographs. These voices record all sorts: sad stories of lost family members and various ways of coping, personal witness of the Fishermen’s Mission helping families in distress and dire need with dignity and affection. Overall describing a traditional way of life that is under threat from many different directions.

To purchase your copy of Sea, Salt and Solitude please click here

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