Fundraising Breakfast and Talk with Chris Hoare

The Sailors’ Society SA recently hosted a fundraising breakfast with two completely contrasting talks.  The first from Pastor Paul Richardson who related his experiences of serving for 11 years with the Sailors’ Society.  Speaking from the heart he shared aspects of the important work covered by chaplains who serve seafarers in ports and on vessels. Being a crew member on board can be a lonely life, which often results in psychological problems. Often they just need to talk to someone…

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Fundraising Breakfast in Kloof

Sailors’ Society held their second fundraising event in April with guest speaker Matthew Willman. In a very social atmosphere, Rev Boet Van Schalkwyk started by explaining the work done by the Sailors’ Society illustrated by a DVD. This included visits on board vessels, to the sick and injured hospital, and trauma counselling to those who have experienced disasters at sea . But on to our speaker. Our fundraiser Janet Burgess introduced Matthew Willman. One of South Africa’s leading, young, independent…

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Win a Beautiful Knife

This special knife was handmade for the purpose of fundraising, to help run a course that will upgrade our chaplains’trauma counselling skills and better equip them for counselling seafarers who have been traumatised as victims of piracy. The project will cost R60,000 and it is hoped the raffle will contribute to the bulk of the cost. There are 200 tickets to be sold at R200 each. The Raffle will take place at the end of August 2014 and our thanks…

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