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The Fishermen’s Mission

The Dorset Seafood Festival raises funds for the Fishermen’s Mission, the only national charity that works solely to support fishermen and their families.

For 140 years, the Fishermen’s Mission has been supporting the work of Fishermen around the UK’s shores. The organisation supports active and former fishermen, sea-going staff working in the UK aquaculture industry, and migrant fishermen working on UK vessels, providing a 24-hour emergency response to any fishing vessel working in UK waters, assisting with injury or loss at sea.

The Fishermen’s Mission is the official charity of the Dorset Seafood Festival. We donate £1 for every full price ticket sold, and you can choose to add your own donation when you buy your tickets. Over the years we’ve raised nearly £90,000, becoming the organisation’s largest annual event contributor. You can learn more about the Mission’s work at their stand.

  • Fishing is the most dangerous peace time occupation in the UK.
  • On average one Fisherman is killed every six weeks.
  • Approximately one fishing vessel will go missing every 20 days.  

The Fishermen’s Mission offers immediate assistance, day or night, to the families of fishermen who have been killed or seriously injured. It currently supports over 700 widows and over 150 children. The charity also cares for the survivors of fishing accidents, helping injured or ill fishermen to secure medical help and providing emergency accommodation and food.

Over 55,000 miles are travelled each year by Fishermen’s Mission staff to alleviate loneliness by visiting both active and retired fishermen and their families at home or in hospital.

For every £1 generated, the organisation spends 88p providing services.

The Dorset Seafood Festival raises funds for the Fishermen’s Mission, the only national charity that works solely to support fishermen and their families.

For 140 years, the Fishermen’s Mission has been supporting the work of Fishermen around the UK’s shores. The organisation supports active and former fishermen, sea-going staff working in the UK aquaculture industry, and migrant fishermen working on UK vessels, providing a 24-hour emergency response to any fishing vessel working in UK waters, assisting with injury or loss at sea.

The Fishermen’s Mission is the official charity of the Dorset Seafood Festival. We donate £1 for every full price ticket sold. Over the years we’ve raised nearly £90,000, becoming the organisation’s largest annual event contributor.  You can learn more about the Mission’s work at their stand.

  • Fishing is the most dangerous peace time occupation in the UK.
  • On average one Fisherman is killed every six weeks.
  • Approximately one fishing vessel will go missing every 20 days.  

The Fishermen’s Mission offers immediate assistance, day or night, to the families of fishermen who have been killed or seriously injured. It currently supports over 700 widows and over 150 children. The charity also cares for the survivors of fishing accidents, helping injured or ill fishermen to secure medical help and providing emergency accommodation and food.

Over 55,000 miles are travelled each year by Fishermen’s Mission staff to alleviate loneliness by visiting both active and retired fishermen and their families at home or in hospital.

For every £1 generated, the organisation spends 88p providing services.

“The continued support shown by The Dorset Seafood Festival organisers, is incredible, we’d like to extend our thanks to the Weymouth community and event sponsors, this is always such an amazing event to be part of and helps to raise funds for the vital work we undertake in the fishing community. We all look forward to seeing you at the festival.”

Dean Lawrence, Partnerships Manager, the Fishermen’s Mission

Find out more at www.www.fishermensmission.org.uk
Follow on the Fishermen’s Mission on Facebook or X (formerly Twitter).

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