Seafarers’ charity and shipping industry raises the roof with carols to support seafarers

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Seafarers’ welfare charity Apostleship of the Sea surprised commuters with carol singing in London’s Pimlico underground station reminding them of the lives of seafarers during the festive season.

Charity staff, trustees and volunteers and those involved in the maritime industry such as Nautilus International, Tindall Riley and The Nautical Institute took over the ticket hall at Pimlico tube station in the run up to Christmas.

Accompanied by an impromptu brass band, they sang a variety of traditional Christmas carols to both raise funds for seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea, but also call to mind the lives of seafarers during the festive season.

Earlier in the day, the children of Westminster Cathedral Primary school also sang in the station to the great delight of tube travellers

Commuters responded with great generosity with nearly £900 raised to support the work of the Apostleship of the Sea.

Over the festive season the port chaplains and volunteers of the Apostleship of the Sea will be doubling their efforts to support seafarers who face Christmas thousands of miles away from families and loved ones.