Sailors’ Society supporters rally to raise funds for seafarers in need

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1 Cargill staff and guests enjoying the Singapore DinnerSailors’ Society’s Singapore Gala Shipping Dinner has raised SG$140,000 for the maritime welfare charity’s global work, including SG$40,000 to build five homes for seafaring families affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

More than 260 industry guests attended the event, which was held at the Shangri-La Hotel on Thursday 19th November. The charity dinner was sponsored by Cargill with additional support from The American P&I Club, Braemar, DNV GL and Rio Tinto.

Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner and participated in a luxury raffle, silent auction and live pledge to help raise additional funds.

Andrew Barker, Asia Pacific Lead of Cargill Ocean Transportation said: “Being able to raise a significant amount of money to realise some of the Society’s projects in helping seafarers and their families is great news. Cargill is very pleased to be part of this initiative and big thanks go to Sailors’ Society and the guests of the Shipping Dinner for making this happen.”

Sailors’ Society offers practical and emotional support to the world’s seafarers in times of need. The charity recently completed the first phase of its Rebuild Philippines project, building homes, schools and medical facilities for seafaring communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Pledges made at the dinner will go towards the second phase of this project, beginning in 2016.

Companies offering their support included; ABS, The American P&I Club, Andrew Moore & Associates, Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte Ltd, Braemar, Cargill, DNV GL, Epic Gas, Guardian, Gulf Oil Marine, Island View Shipping, Lloyds Register, London Offshore Consultants, M3 Marine, Oldendorff, Reed Smith, Rio Tinto, Singapore Exchange, Swire Pacific Offshore, Thome Ship Management, Wallem, Western Bulk and Wilhelmsen Ship Service.