in Burnham area collect 130 boxes of gifts for seafarers
from across the Burnham-On-Sea area have collected three car loads
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.
Christmas gifts were collected by parishioners at St Andrew's
in Burnham and St Mary's in Berrow over the past few weeks.
gifts include chocolate, toiletries, games and warm hats, and
are given to the many seafarers who dock at Portbury Dock, often
far from home and having been away from their families for months
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 chaplains and ships' visitors,"
one of the local organisers, Liz Roost, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
group was welcomed by Geoff Tute, one of the ship visiting and
welfare team. This year 1,371 ships have visited the Port of Bristol
and the members of the welfare team visited 651 of these ships.
6,312 seafarers visited the Mission's centre.
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 with the boxes of gifts