The High Sheriff of Merseyside Lesley Martin-Wright has visited Liverpool Seafarers Centre (LSC) to help distribute Christmas gifts to the crew of the MV Bright Pegasus, a vessel calling at the Port of Liverpool.
Ms Martin- Wright said:
“We had the most amazing visit this morning and it’s all thanks to LSC and the master and crew of MV Bright Pegasus. I simply can’t thank LSC enough for taking the time to explain your work, and for taking us on a tour of the vessel. It was an incredible experience and I feel exhilarated by it. We also learned so much from you and the crew about the ship’s operation, and the life on board. What an amazing team of young people.”
LSC CEO John Wilson welcomed recognition for the seafarers and the work of LSC from the High Sheriff. He urged families to remember seafarers over Christmas.
“It was wonderful to take the High Sheriff around the port and show her the work our team is undertaking over Christmas,” he said. “This is a vital time for seafarers centers to support crew as they spend Christmas away from family and loved ones in cold winter conditions at sea. We are aiming to hand out more than 1000 gifts to ships calling at Liverpool over Christmas. We know this is a hard time for many families but for those can afford it we are accepting cash donations via our website which will be used to buy gifts. Alternatively, we welcome donations of warm clothes such as hats, gloves and fleeces as well as confectionery, toiletries and electrical items like computers and iPhones. All these can be dropped at our centers in Crosby and Eastham on the Wirral.
For more details about LSC’s Christmas appeal contact: 0300 800 8080