share your christmas

“LOCKDOWN KNITTING” for Share your Christmas with a Seafarer

News on the Covid-19 pandemic has been the most prominent item since the first discovery of people who had become ill. People are understandably concerned about so much, their health and that of loved ones, their livelihoods, poverty, starvation, education, the economy….. the list goes on. But there are also stories of great resilience where we devised ways of dealing with the situation. As they say “Nature abhors a vacuum” and those of us who were able, soon filled our…

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Packing of the Christmas Gifts for Seafarers on 20 November

Every Christmas the Sailors’ Society and other Christian mission organisations distribute gifts to all the seafarers in port. The gifts are collected or made during the year and are packed for distribution on one morning at the Mission in Bayhead. “Please diarise 20 November 2018 for the packing of the gifts at the Seafarers Mission,Bayhead,” says Linda van Schalkwyk. So far we have collected 987 pairs of mittens this year knitted by our band of enthusiastic knitters. Our total of…

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Appeal for Donations for Christmas Presents for Seafarers

As Christmastime approaches the Sailors’ Society of South Africa  is appealing for private and corporate donors to open their hearts, pockets and store rooms to help them put together interesting and exciting gift parcels for the sailors who are in our ports on 25 December. The annual Share your Christmas with a Seafarer, which will take place in Durban, Cape Town, East London, and Richards Bay from 23 December to 25 December 2013.10.28   The Big Day (27 November) is…

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