Are you ready for Woolly Hat Day?

Are you ready for Woolly Hat Day?

A host of celebrities are supporting The Mission to Seafarers’ Woolly Hat Day campaign, which provides day and night support for seafarers and their families in need of help.

This Friday (Friday 24th October) marks the grand finale of The Mission to Seafarers’ vibrant Woolly Hat Day (WHD) campaign for 2014, which has seen Mission supporters putting on their woolly hats to celebrate seafaring life and raise money for merchant crews in need across the world.

This year’s WHD campaign has been supported by many well known individuals including Sir Richard Branson, Dawn French, Griff Rhys Jones and Neil Oliver.  P&O Ferries’ staff will also be fundraising on board all 15 of their ships to support the vital humanitarian work of The Mission to Seafarers (MtS).

Southampton Solent University have taken up the challenge and will be fundraising throughout their campus and there are many, many more companies, too numerous to mention, which MtS would also like to thank.

Andrew Wright, Secretary General, said “I can’t believe the wonderful response to our call to action this year.  So many people all over the world have really got behind this campaign.  On this day we are keenly reminded that 90% of international trade is shipped around the globe, and without seafarers this could not happen.  To everyone holding a Woolly Hat Day, massive thanks.”

MtS is the world’s leading maritime welfare charity, working in 71 countries and in 260 ports, keeping full-time support services running day and night, for seafarers and their families facing hardship, danger and distress.  The Mission to Seafarers’ Patron is Her Majesty The Queen and its President is Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

To take part this Friday in Woolly Hat Day 2014 is wear a woolly hat and text us a donation – simple!  Please text WOOL11 £3 to 70070 to send us £3.  MtS is also asking supporters to Tweet their WHD photographs to @flyingangelnews using #WHD14.

Fundraising materials can still be downloaded by visiting: www.missiontoseafarers.org/org/whd