A CHARITY supporting retired and serving seafarers will be able to spread some festive cheer – thanks to you.
Once again, the people of South Tyneside have shown overwhelming generosity towards those less fortunate than themselves.
Dianne Erskine, from the Mission to Seafarers, says she has been left astounded at what the charity has received by way of food donations.
All the food will be made into parcels and distributed to retired seafarers and their widows in time for Christmas.
Ms Erskine said: “It’s just fantastic, especially with the way the financial climate is at the moment. “To think people are struggling, yet they are still finding time to think of others.
“The seafarers who we are supporting are elderly and a lot have no family, so it is even harder at this time of year.
“But what the people of South Tyneside ha0ve donated will make sure they have a really good Christmas.”
The Mission to Seafarers, formerly called The Missions to Seamen, is a missionary society of the Anglican Church which cares for the spiritual and practical welfare of all seafarers.