Some of our congregation’s family member, Margaret, has kept busy during lockdown knitting hats. She is donating some of her amazing crafts to Mission for Seafarers. Margaret’s son in law is in the merchant navy, one of her sons was in the forces and her grandson works in the military at Rosyth and previously in Barrow. Margaret lives in Arbroath with Dave who used to be in the Royal Navy and loves walking around the harbour so seafarers are close to her heart.
“Day and night, the Mission is on call for seafarers in over 200 ports around the world. Seafarers need our help because they are often working in dangerous conditions, with no one else to turn to.” You can find out more about the charity on their website.
Like many from Holy Trinity Dunfermline, the Mother’s Union and Scottish Episcopal Church Margaret will donate her knitting (after lockdown has lifted) to the charity to keep seafarers warm at sea.
If you would like the pattern or to get involved find out more on their website.
“You can help seafarers all over the world by joining our amazing group of knitters!
These knitted items help seafarers arriving in the UK and around the world during the long, cold days and nights spent on the open seas. Each item of knitted clothing finds a home, and the seafarers they’re matched to are extremely grateful for the extra warmth!”
If you want to make a monetary donation to the charity you can here.