The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care to Fishermen & their families.
Here at Seasalt, we are committed to supporting local charities that contribute to the life and wellbeing of the community in and around Cornwall. Throughout 2013 we thought of lots of ways to raise funds for our friends, The Fisherman’s Mission, and raised over £6000. An exclusive edition of our popular Breton stripe Sailor Shirt in the softest organic cotton was sold in our shops and online, and we happily donated £5 from every charity Sailor Shirt sold direct to the Fisherman’s Mission.
We also held our popular annual Christmas Card Competition selling coastal-themed Christmas cards designed by you, our very creative customers. Members of the Seasalt team also took part in the Fishermen’s Mission’s annual fundraising day, Fish Friday, creating fantastic cakes in nothing other than fish themed shapes – our very own fish-cakes! Some of the more adventurous members of the Seasalt team also completed a 13-mile Midnight Madness walk across Dartmoor.
Seasalt’s Joint Managing Director, Neil Chadwick, said, “We have a close affinity with the Fishermen’s Mission with many of our shops in towns with strong fishing communities and traditions. We’re really pleased to have raised this much money and we’re looking forward to seeing how much more we can help.”
Look out for this year’s special edition Sailor Tee, again raising money for the Fishermen’s Mission, due to go on sale in early March!
Penzance seafront following the recent storms
In usual circumstances we love splashing around in our Seasalt Rain coats and wellies but the recent storms have been more intense than anything we have seen before and we have been saddened to witness the terrible damage to people’s homes around the country.
We heard about the Cornwall Community Foundation setting up a brand new Emergency Storm Fund to help with the aftermath of the storms and we immediately donated £500 to help out local people affected by flooding and storm damage. It was set up to assist people whose homes may not have adequate insurance or to households with vulnerable children and adults. It could help to replace lost clothing or food, to replace carpets or furniture or to help with the clean up or structural repair costs. Community organisations and voluntary groups whose properties or activities have been affected can also apply for help.
Here at Seasalt, we love getting out and about exploring new places. However, one of our Seasalt neckerchiefs ended up a bit further afield than usual- in Tanzania! Linda from The Natural Store and The Big Beautiful Bunting Company recently got in touch to let us know that Georgie Kirby, fellow partner and founder of the Big Beautiful Bunting Company, used a Seasalt neckerchief during her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro!
One of our talented Graphics team, Elly Jahnz, recently designed a marvellous jute bag especially for our friends at the Cornish Maritime Trust. This local charity looks after and sails four beautiful historic boats, which of course is right up our alley! We sold these special charity jute bags in our shops, with a donation from each to the Trust in order to help them maintain the vessels. We managed to raise £2500 and they recently sent us this very lovely letter of thanks on behalf of the trustees.
” I wanted to sincerely thank you and your Company for the fund raising that you orchestrated in 2013 on behalf of the Cornish Maritime Trust.
As you know the maintenance costs of these wonderful heritage boats is always expensive. It`s particularly so as we try to preserve their uniqueness. This has to be balanced against the needs and necessity of safety in a modern seafaring environment, which is also expensive !
This was an enormously valuable contribution to the Trust`s funds and we are very grateful.
Thank you again.
Bob, on behalf of the Trustees”
One of their ships, Barnabas, made three trips to France this summer and was in need of some TLC, so the money will be going to good use!
Sailing fans are able to join the Trust for a fee and, in turn, have access to the wonderful four vessels in its fleet.
If you would like to find out how to become a member or get involved with the Cornish Maritime Trust have a look at their website here > http://www.cornishmaritimetrust.org/
Our talented Graphics Designer, Elly Jahnz, designed this marvellous jute bag especially for our friends at the Cornish Maritime Trust. They are a local charity that look after and sail four beautiful historic boats which of course is right up our alley! We sold these special charity jute bags in our shops so we could donate the proceeds to the Trust to help them maintain the vessels.
Top row (L-R): Raine Clarke, Faith Davies, Val Newman. Bottom row (L-R): Jacquie Heathcote, Ewan Jones.
The entries flooded in for our charity Christmas card competition this year and the judging took place this morning. We know all the budding designers are keen to know if they have won, so drum roll please…
Laura Lee Niamh Hasleden, age 9
It’s that time of year again! The 2013 Seasalt charity christmas card competition is in full swing and we have had some fantastic entries from some very talented people.
This coming Thursday is St Ives Lifeboat Day, a fun-filled family day for everybody to join together and raise some money for a great cause!
There will be lots going on including some great stalls on West Pier and the Lifeboat house, children’s rides, face painting, Cornish music and dancing from Bagas Porthia, a scrumptious BBQ and much more. The day will finish off at the Sloop Inn at 8pm for live music and the grand auction.
Our lovely St Ives store manager, Amy Iggulden will be volunteering on the day and shaking donation buckets on the pier. Seasalt will also be donating raffle prizes to help raise funds directly for the launch and recovery vehicle the lifeboat team need to continue doing the great work they already do.
It all promises to be a great day so why not pop down?
Our lovely shop manager at Guernsey brought these fantastic fluffy creations to our attention and we could resist sharing them!
Ally Leray, one of our customers of the Guernsey store has been buying our Fluffy socks for an unsual and crafty reason; she transforms one sock into three different sized piggies complete with googly eyes and cute curly tail and all to raise money for Cancer Research. We love these cute creations, and its pretty great to see some of our Seasalt products being used to raise money for such a great cause!
If you love these cute creations as much as we do you can adopt your own in return for a donation to Guernsey Cancer Research.