in Burnham area collect 125 gift boxes for seafarers
from across the Burnham-On-Sea area have collected dozens of shoeboxes
full of gifts for needy seafarers.
Christmas Shoe Boxes have this week been delivered to the Mission
to Seafarers in Portbury Dock in Bristol, 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 over the past few weeks.
the Christmas period these boxes will be given to seafarers who
call briefly at the Mission between the tides, and some are taken
onto the ships by the Mission chaplins and ships' visitors,"
one of the local organisers, Roger Bowring, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
of the seafarers, from all over the world, including many sailors
from the Philippines, are away from home for many months at a
time, and the Missions at ports around the world give them a welcome
and support, including helping them to communicate with their
loved ones back home."
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.
The Burnham gift collection organisers delivering the boxes of
gifts in Portbury Dock this week