We were honoured that Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal attended our 200 Business Club event on 14th November 2019 in the Court Room of HQS Wellington, on the Embankment, London. This event was one of a series pulling businesses together in their support of Sailors Children’s Society during the run up to our 200 year Anniversary in 2021. It was attended by over 100 people from our 200 Business Club members, Trustees and some supported families.
The 200 Business Club aims to raise £200,000 by 2021 which will be used to provide 6 replacement caravans in our celebratory year giving respite breaks to those disadvantaged children of seafarers throughout the United Kingdom. As an island nation we rely on our seafarers and from its origins in Hull, the Society has supported nearly 9000 children during its history. The need remains today and we currently support over 500 children and young people from Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet backgrounds who following a traumatic event are living in poverty through no fault of their own. Our outreach programme provides financial, emotional and practical support when families need it and each family stays with the Society for at least 5 years.