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Whitby Seafoods fundraise for national fishermen’s charity

Barry Harland (left) handing the cheque to Edward Whittle (right)

Whitby Seafoods run Wellbeing Week to raise money for The Fishermen’s Mission.

The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial and emotional care to fishermen, active or retired, and their families. Last year alone, the charity visited 4,681 fishing boats, had meetings with 2,452 fishermen and helped 152 children.

Whitby Seafoods has continued to show their support for the local initiative over the years. During their Wellbeing Week, the company held a charity spin event, in which they asked employees to book 15-minute slots on the spin bike. Every ride resulted in a £15 company donation towards the Fishermen’s Mission. In total, the company raised £390.

The seafood company has worked hard to make significant contributions towards the charity, to support their fantastic work. In addition to the charity spin event, the company has held golf events, and utilised The Scampi Camper – a branded food van – to attend a number of fundraising events, and raise money. The Yorkshire brand continues to look for new and innovative ways in which they can support the cause, and continue their fundraising efforts.

Barry Harland, Head of CSR at Whitby Seafoods said: “The Fishermen’s Mission is such a fantastic cause. As a seafood brand, fishermen play such an integral role in our business, without them we simply couldn’t operate. We’ve supported the charity for many years now and regularly fundraise for them. It’s great to see our donations go towards helping the work that fishermen do, and their families.”

Fishermen’s Mission Trustee, Edward Whittle (who is also a director of Whitby Seafoods) commented on the donation: “The initiative depends entirely on voluntary donations and legacy giving, so wouldn’t be able to do what they do without generous contributions. The Fishermen’s Mission is a lifeline for many fishermen and plays a vital role in fighting poverty and despair within fishing communities. The support from Whitby Seafoods enables the charity to continue providing welfare support, and helping those in need.”