Posidonia selects Sailors’ Society as supported charity


Global maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society has been chosen as a 2024 Supported Charity at one of the industry’s most prestigious events.

Posidonia 2024, which takes place at the beginning of June, attracts tens of thousands of people from the world of shipping. Exposure at the five-day conference means they will be able to find out more about the charity’s award-winning wellness programme, ground-breaking cadet conferences, data-packed industry reports, and helpline and Crisis Response Network that can answer every seafarer in need.

Sara Baade, Sailors’ Society’s CEO, said: “We are hugely grateful to the organisers of Posidonia 2024 for choosing us as a supported charity this year. Posidonia is such a major event in the shipping calendar and we are looking forward to meeting up with many of our existing partners as well as forging new relationships for the future.”

Theodore Vokos, Managing Director, Posidonia Exhibitions, said: “The whole of the maritime industry relies on seafarers and they continue to face huge challenges in the face of world events. So, this year in particular, it is important that we give something back. For this purpose, Posidonia supports Sailors’ Society, which has the experience and expertise to support seafarers and their families through whatever difficulties they face.”

The Posidonia Games sit alongside the main conference and include the hugely popular 5×5 Posidonia Shipsoccer Tournament and the mass participation Posidonia Running Event, where runners from all over the globe take to the streets of Piraeus.

Sara added: “Last year more than 1,800 people took part in the 5K run. As well as being an exciting networking event, it’s a great opportunity to raise vital funds and we would love to hear from anyone taking part who could also raise money for us.

“And, if you would like to join other teams in the 5X5 Shipsoccer Tournament and support Sailors’ Society at the same time, we would be delighted to outline the recognition we can give you for your support.”

You can find out more at: sailors-society.org/events/posidonia-2024