Seafood Festival Donates £8,000 to Fishermens Mission

17 September 2015

Organisers, sponsors and key players celebrated the success of this year’s Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival this week by handing over a cheque for £8,000 to their Festival charity, The Fishermen’s Mission at Weymouth Sailing club.

Fishermen's Mission Donation

The eighth Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival took place over the weekend of 11th and 12th July, attracting 50,000 people with stallholders providing a mouth watering selection of tasty fish dishes, many of which used regional seafood, therefore supporting local fishing communities and fishermen.    

The Fishermen’s Mission generated thousands of pounds through sale of Cook Books, Festival Raffle Tickets and ‘Albert the Fisherman Merchandise’, with help from the stand holders, demos collections and the support of Weymouth Community Volunteers this total has been achieved. Chris Hirst, Corporate Fund Raising Manger for the Fishermen’s Mission said: “We’re grateful to the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival for continuing to support the Fishermen’s Mission, 2015’s event saw the introduction of new attractions including the Pop Up restaurant which further celebrated Seafood. We were also pleased to welcome Weymouth’s own Fishermen’s Mission Port Officer Supt. Neil Robbins who joined the Fishermen’s Mission team at the start of the summer to his first Festival as a member of the team”.

With Pommery Champagne continuing their main sponsor for the sixth year running, UK Commercial Director Sara Hicks says “for a ‘free to visit festival’, it is a pleasure and a great achievement to be able to support the Fishermens Mission and the work they do.”          

Plans for next year’s event have already started and provisional dates announced as 9th and 10th July. 

Full Press Release (MS Word Format)

SEAFEAST - The Dorset Seafood Festival raises funds for the Fishermen's Mission - the vital port of call for fishermen and their families.
Fishermen's Mission