christmaspressieIt’s not too late to take hats, gloves and other items to the Tilbury Seafarers’ Centre in the Docks! However, the gifts will be packed this coming week at Socketts Heath Baptist Church. They hope to distribute 2000 parcels to seafarers during December. What’s needed to make up each parcel? Simply the following things:

• Toiletries – soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
• Reading material – Readers Digest and paperback books, new or in good condition
• Warm winter clothing – hats, socks, scarves and gloves (thermal, Thinsulate, woollen or knitted)
• Any suitable small items

Lynn Watts, the Centre manager, says, “If you are able to help us we would be most grateful. These parcels mean so much to seafarers absent from home and loved ones at this time of year.”

One ship’s captain told the Mission: “You do not know how much these gifts mean to us – it’s not the value, it’s knowing that somebody cares.”

“I appreciate your continuing support,” Lynn continues, “and on behalf of the staff and Chaplains would like to thank you in advance for your contributions, because without your generosity none of this would be possible.”

Please send or deliver and items to:
The Tilbury Seafarers’ Centre, Tenants Row, Tilbury Freeport, Essex RM18 7EH.
Tel: 01375 846151