At the Mission

Santa Claus Delivers Gifts to Seafarers in the Port of Durban

Santa Claus [aka Chris Dobson] and his helpers came to the harbour on 13 December to deliver part of the  1200 parcels wrapped for the Share your Christmas with a Seafarer Project.  He met crew members from 10 ships which were in port at the time. All were happy and Santa [and the gifts] were received with great pleas SYCS is such a worthy project organised by all the Missions and although the gifts are small, the personal touch and…

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Great Day Packing the Gifts

We had a good response to our call for packers for the Share your Christmas with a Seafarer project. Two teams comprising all the Missions worked feverishly to pack beanies, gloves, sweets and toiletries in over 1000 bags to be delivered to seafarers ensuring that they are not forgotten.  The pictures show the hard work and also fun!! Distribution in the port will be on 13 December and at outer anchorage on 23 December 2019.

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Share your Christmas with a Seafarer [SYCS] – Packing Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers who will help us for an hour to two (or three) on 26 November when we gather at the Bayhead Mission to pack to Christmas Gifts for the seafarers. This annual project which involves all the Missions has been in operation for over 30 years. The packed gifts are distributed to seafarers on ships in port over Christmas. Seafarers are far from home, away from their families and miss all the Christmas celebrations back home.…

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More info Leonora Jackson
071 515 1979

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