Published: December 19, 2011
Churchgoers in Burnham area collect 200 gift boxes for seafarers

Churchgoers from across the Burnham-On-Sea area have collected dozens of shoeboxes full of gifts for needy seafarers.

Almost 200 Christmas Shoe Boxes have this week been delivered to the Mission to Seafarers in Portbury Docks, from where they will be distributed across the world.

The Christmas gifts were collected by parishioners at St Andrew's in Burnham, St Mary's in Berrow and St Bridget's in Brean over the past few weeks.

"They were packed with all sorts of 'goodies' for the seafarers, some of whom have been away from home for nearly a year," one of the local organisers, Liz Roost, told

The Mission to Seafarers is a Christian agency that works in more than 230 ports across the world, providing help and support to seafarers in need.

Pictured: The Burnham gift collection organisers delivering the boxes of gifts in Portishead this week


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