Campaign to help families of lost fishermen

Fishermen's Mission chairman Glyn Tonge and Deputy Chairman Michael Vlasto who brought the first two pairs of boots.
Fishermen's Mission chairman Glyn Tonge and Deputy Chairman Michael Vlasto who brought the first two pairs of boots.

A campaign has been launched to raise awareness of fishermen lost at sea.

The Fishermen’s Mission has launched 100 in 10 campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of being a fisherman and those lost at sea in the last decade.

They are asking people to buy a pair of yellow fishermen’s wellies from them. For every pair sold, they will tie a yellow ribbon to the flagpole outside their Head Office in Hampshire.

North Shields’ Fishermen’s Mission Port Officer, Peter Dade said: “The work of the Fishermen’s Mission is as necessary today as ever.

“Our vital services and support provides practical, financial and pastoral help to local fishermen, both active and retired, and their families as well as a 24/7 emergency response for accidents or illness at sea.

“We are the only charity that solely works with fishermen and we will help anyone who works aboard a UK fishing boat. I would urge any fisherman who think that we might be able to help to get in touch.”

For more information visit www.fishermensmission.org.uk