Charity’s call for borough residents’ seaside memories
A 200-year-old maritime charity is calling on people from across the borough to share their memories of the sea to highlight our connection and dependence on the oceans.
Stuart Rivers, Sailors’ Society’s CEO, said: “Whether it’s beach balls, flip-flops or the ingredients used to make an ice cream, 90% of everything you see beside the seaside is transported by sea.
“During the heatwave, many people from the Wokingham area will have headed to the beach to create long-lasting memories.
“Whether you spent childhood holidays at the beach, or have made a career out of working at sea, we’d love to hear and share your stories.”
The Sailors’ Society charity works across the globe to provide practical, emotional and spiritual welfare support to the world’s 1.6m seafarers, regardless of their background or faith.
The charity’s chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 91 global ports, with wider projects and services covering 30 countries.
n To share stories and pictures, log on to www. theseaandme.org