the fishermen's mission

The Fishermen's Mission

With over 140 years of experience and expertise, the Fishermen’s Mission is the only national charity that exists purely to support fishermen and their families.

Commercial fishing is the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK. We understand the fishing life and know what it means to be a fisherman or part of a fisherman’s family. We know the ups and the downs, the uncertainties, the hardships and the dangers in a way that others don’t understand.

We support active and former fishermen, sea-going staff working in the UK aquaculture industry, along with migrant fishermen working on UK fishing vessels. We provide a 24-hour emergency response to any vessel working in UK waters, assisting with injury, illness, or loss at sea.

All that we do has roots in our Christian faith, accepting all without judging.

Our purpose is to provide practical and emotional support around the whole UK coastline by making a positive difference in people’s lives.

As a charity, we do not receive any government or lottery funding, and therefore rely on the incredible generosity of our supporters through Grants, Trusts, Legacies, Corporate partnerships, and individual giving, to fund our core services.

We can’t thank our friend, Chris Boulton, enough for his wonderful images, his friendship, and for all that he has done for us.

Also, huge thanks to Tash and her team at Culpepper who brought everything together. They freely donated their hard work, talent and ingenious ideas to make Hwedhla such a special and lasting project.

The printing and production of this calendar was kindly sponsored by Boutique Retreats, meaning all funds raised through sales will go back into the services we provide. Thank you.

Thank you for your friendship and support, it means the world to us and to all those we aim to support.

Life support for fishermen and their families

Reg. Charity England & Wales: No. 232822 | Reg. Charity Scotland: No SC039088

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