Carnival UK staff ‘get stripey’ to raise funds for seafarers in need

Staff at Carnival UK’s headquarters in Southampton came to work dressed for the occasion in response to Seafarers UK’s appeal to ‘get stripey’ and raise funds for seafarers in need.

Ahead of the charity’s official ‘Get Stripey’ day on 16 May, Carnival UK employees wore stripey clothes and made generous donations.

‘There’s less than a week to go until our Get Stripey day and we really hope that staff at all levels and in any role will be getting involved, as little or as much as they can’ said Nigel Shattock, Director of Fundraising & Communications at Seafarers UK.

‘People can come to work dressed in a smart stripey top, a pair of stripey socks or perhaps a very loud stripey skirt or tie. They might want to just paint stripes on their nails, or make more effort and even bake something stripey to sell. Basically anything stripey goes!’

Seafarers UK is calling on all maritime businesses to ‘get stripey’ on 16 May. They can find out more, or download a pack, via www.getstripey.org. Alternatively anyone can ask for more details by emailing getstripey@seafarers-uk.org or phoning 020 7932 5961.

In return, all monies raised will go to support seafarers in need and their families. Last year Seafarers UK supported 84 charities and organisations with £2.5 million in funding, which in turn helped more than 150,000 people.

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Further media information is available from Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager, Seafarers UK, email nick.harvey@seafarers-uk.org, phone 020 7932 5969, mobile 07910 593588.

Notes to Editor

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Seafarers UK is a charity that helps people in the maritime community by providing vital funding to support seafarers in need and their families. Seafarers UK does  this by giving money to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Seafarers UK receives no government funding and is heavily dependent on donations and legacies to maintain its grant-making programme.

www.seafarers-uk.org

Seafarers UK (King George’s Fund for Sailors) is a Registered Charity in England and Wales, No. 226446, incorporated under Royal Charter. Registered in Scotland SC038191. Registered Office: 8 Hatherley Street, LONDON, SW1P 2QT.

 

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