The Propeller Club Liverpool raises £1,000 for Seafarers UK

July 19, 2018

The Propeller Club Liverpool generously organised two fundraising events in support of Seafarers UK raising over £1,000. The first took place over a May weekend with a Maritime 5-a-side football tournament being hotly contested by a number of Maritime teams.  Sponsored by Fort Recruitment, the competition was played out on a balmy Sunday afternoon by the banks of the river Mersey at the Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club.

Ten teams were fielded by a number of companies operating in the Mersey maritime cluster including KVH Media Liverpool & Leeds, Offshore Painting Services, Nautilus, Accu-Right Engineering, AB Ports, MIRIS, Fort Recruitment and Bibby Marine. MIRIS International eventually fought off the tough challenge posed by Fort Recruitment and the entire tournament raised over £600 on the day.

To mark Seafarers Awareness Week in June, the Propeller Club Liverpool also hosted their annual summer maritime quiz. The evening was well attended and between team entries and the post-quiz raffle, Propeller Club Liverpool consolidated their charity donation to over £1,000 for Seafarers UK.  A joint KVH and Lloyds Register Liverpool outshone the rest of the table quiz teams with their searing intelligence and expansive general knowledge.

President of Propeller Club Liverpool, Steven Jones said, “We are hugely proud of the local maritime community in supporting the incredible work of Seafarers UK”.  He added, “While many of our members’ bodies hurt from the football, and their heads ached from the quiz, it feels great to have raised so much money for seafarers young and old, and their families too.”

As part of Seafarers UK Centenary year, the charity committed £1.17m of funding for a state-of-the-art retirement residential wing at the Wallasey-based Mariners’ Park Estate. Being a beneficiary of the Propeller Club Liverpool fundraising efforts is an honour for Seafarers UK and further strengthens the established bonds between the Liverpool maritime Cluster and Seafarers UK.

The aim of the Propeller Club Liverpool is to promote cooperation and understanding of the maritime industry for its members, within its local community and across the global Propeller Club network. The Propeller Club Liverpool is only the second branch of the global maritime association to be established in the UK since the London chapter opened in 1936. The Propeller Club as an organisation is dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce and global trade through many of its programs and partnering activities with other similar organisation.