Over the Christmas period many seafarers are unable to be at home with their loved ones whilst they play unofficial Santa delivering goods all around the world on their vessels. As a ‘thank you’, North donated 67 shoeboxes full of gifts to the Apostleship of the Sea’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal for distribution to vessels around the UK.
Seafarers work away throughout the year to deliver our everyday essentials - and over the festive season they also deliver anticipation, smiles and joy with the potential Christmas presents they carry. The donated shoeboxes, containing small gifts such as toiletries and chocolates are a token of our thanks in appreciation of all of their hard work.
We were fortunate enough to deliver some of the shoeboxes to the crew of a vessel calling into the Port of Blyth which were very happily received by the seafarers on board.