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Due to COVID, we have had to cancel both our Golf AM AM in June and our Sportsman’s Lunch which was due to take place on Friday 9th October 2020.  We are launching our first virtual event through Enthuse so if you would like to register to take part either on your own or as part of a team – please click on this link:

This will take you through to our fundraising event page which will include a collection of videos from our Chief Officer, Deanne Thomas and from our guest speaker last year, Colin Jackson who we are so very grateful to him for sharing a message of support.  Many thanks to Bill Waddington who is our main sponsor at the Sportman’s Lunch and also thanks to Stephen Larard our Auctioneer who have together shared a video for this new Challenge.

You can link your fundraising event to your Strava and your distances will be automatically updated.   There is a prize for the winner of the leaderboard at the end of the 3 month challenge which are 2 complimentary tickets to our Sportsman’s Lunch in 2021 on the top table sat next to the guest speaker (name to be confirmed nearer the date).

All money raised will go towards a winter clothing grant for the disadvantaged seafarer’s children we support.  Thank you so very much and lets get active!



If you would like to find out how to get involved and join up in future events, click here: Get involved

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Due to the pandemic, we had to cancel our two main fundraising events this year.  We are hopeful to be able to organise these for next year and have already booked them.  The Golf Am Am kindly sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants, will be held at the Hull Golf Club, Kirkella on Thursday 11th June 2021.  The format of the competition will be teams of four, played Am Am stableford with two scores to count.  Handicap allowance to be ¾ of an accredited club handicap, with a maximum allowance of one short per hole.  Please note that all players must have an accredited handicap.  This event includes; the day’s golf, refreshments at the halfway house and buffet meal following your round.

Whether you are able to play or not, there are various ways you can help support us on the day, by sponsoring a hole, providing a raffle prize or by donating towards our August School Clothing Grant, just £10 would provide a school jumper for one of our 442 children.

If you would like to enter a team for next year, please contact Wendy Fish, Fundraising Co-ordinator on 07395909474.  Also if you would consider helping with the prizes please get in touch, it would be greatly appreciated.  All gifts and donations will be acknowledged in the official programme, unless requested otherwise.

Thank you to our sponsors Streets Accountants and Barclays community scheme.


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200 Business Club and Events Update

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 regulations on crowd control and for the safety of all our guests we have had to regrettably cancel both of our main fundraising events for this year – the Golf Am-Am and Sportsman’s Lunch.  These events raise over £55,000 for the Society each year and the funds are used for our welfare clothing grants.

We are pleased to say that the events are already in the diary for next year and the Golf Am-Am is booked for Friday 11th June 2021 at the Hull Golf Club and the Sportsman’s Lunch is booked for Friday 8th October 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton – we look forward to seeing everyone again then.

Since lockdown began in March 2020, the team from the Society have been working from their own homes and have been inundated with work, predominantly in 3 main phases:

  • When the schools closed, a great many of our existing families contacted us regarding help with a home computer in order for the children to still access education.  To date we have supplied over 100 home computers via a business account with PC World central office who deliver directly to the family homes.
  • Also, to our existing families who are already living in poverty, Trustees authorised an additional grant of £10 per week per child to be paid on a Monday for the additional food and heating costs for the children whilst off school.
  • When the fish markets closed, a great many fishing families were suddenly hit with their entire weekly income being eliminated.  We have worked in conjunction with the other fishing charities to assist these families in the short term to help provide food and heating for the children, until either Universal Credit claims are processed, or the fish markets open again.

200th Anniversary Celebrations

In 2021, we are hopeful that many of our Business Club members and supporters will be able to join the Society in celebrating our 200th Anniversary.  To commemorate this fantastic achievement, we will be inviting all of our 200 Business Club members to a Bicentenary Dinner at the Hull Minster on Thursday 25th March 2021.  We will confirm how to apply for the tickets as given the size of the venue and current COVID restrictions the availability will be announced nearer the date along with other dates for your calendar when they are finalised.  The 200 Business Club was launched in November 2017 and currently has 109 members.  We have raised £44,222 to date.  We hope to raise enough funds to buy 6 new caravans to replace our older existing fleet to continue to provide respite breaks for those living in poverty.

How to become a 200 Business Club member:

If you would like to become a member of our 200 Business Club and be part of our 200th Year history, please contact Deanne Thomas our Chief Executive Officer, her email is

The benefits to joining our 200 Club are:

  • free advertising of your Company name on our large plaque and on our website
  • priority to table allocation at our Sportsman’s Lunch and at other events
  • Exclusive invitation to our Celebratory Dinner in 2021 and other planned dates during our 200th Anniversary celebrations which we will advertise within the next few months.

    Sailors’ Children’s Society
    – 200 Business Club members


Thank you to all of the Business Club members that have pledged to support the Society up to and including our 200th Anniversary next year.

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A huge magnificent thank you to all our guests at Sportsman’s Lunch which was held at Doubletree by Hilton hotel and we raised a staggering £50262.53! Colin Jackson was our speaker and was very inspirational. All the event funds raised will be used to provide clothing grants and welfare grants for the children we support during the winter months, predominantly to provide warm coats and shoes.


If you are a member of our Business Club you will automatically be offered a table at next year’s Sportman’s Lunch.  Tables are currently priced at £545 for 10 guests.

If you would like to book a table which will be held on Friday 9th October 2020, please contact Wendy Fish on 01482 342331 or email

If you would like to find out how to get involved and join up in future events, click here: Get involved

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A brilliant day at our Golf Am Am fundraiser, we raised £6,380 towards our summer school uniform grants. Thank you to our sponsors Streets Accountants and Barclays community scheme.  Congratulations to the winners Towergate (pictured above).



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This sell-out Sportsman’s lunch has been running for over 20 years and has been previously held at the Mercure Hotel in Willerby but from this year it is now at the new Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on Ferensway in Hull which has eSportsman's lunch at doubletreenabled the charity to offer the opportunity for another 200 guests to attend.

This Sportsman’s lunch was held on Friday 12th October 2018 with guest speaker ex-rugby player and Dancing On Ice star Kyran Bracken and Ian Richards as compere.

The amount raised on the day including £18,0Sportsman's Lunch00 from the new 200 Business Club members totalled a staggering £57,431.  All the event funds raised will be used to provide clothing grants and welfare grants for the children we support during the winter months, predominantly to provide warm coats and shoes.




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Our Golf AM AM was held on Friday 29th June 2018 at the Hull Golf Club in Kirkella.  Congratulations to Barclays who were the winners and many thanks to our main sponsors Streets Chartered Accounts, Barclays and Santander for their match funding programmes.  We raised a fantastic total of £5,066.

For any future events you would like to be involved in, please find out more on our Get Involved section.

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This year’s the Sportman’s Lunch was held on Friday 13th October at the Mercure Hotel in Willerby. The day raised a staggering £40,167 and was sponsored by Williamsons Solicitors and they kindly offered to donate their Amy Johnson Moth as an Auction prize.

We were delighted to welcome the guest speaker Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards who was kindly sponsored by Henderson’s Insurance Brokers and NatWest. Eddie was Great Britain’s first Olympic Ski jumper who was ranked 55th in the world which qualified him as the only GB applicant for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Although he did not win an Olympic medal, he did win a place in the hearts of spectators all around the globe.


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Thank you very much to all the teams who attended our Golf Am Am 2017 at the Hull Golf Club, it was a beautiful day – we were very fortunate with the weather. We raised £3,985 on the day and these funds will go towards our Child Welfare and Clothing grants during the summer. Here are some photographs of the day:

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The money raised at Golf AM AM 2017 has definitely contributed to the Child Welfare and Clothing grants for the summer of 2017. Thanks again!

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Sportsmans Lunch 2016 was a great success and we managed to raise nearly £28,000. This event is extremely popular every year and this year it was a sell out! The day was kindly sponsored by Williamson Solicitors. Dave Bassett was the guest speaker for the day and is kindly sponsored by Nat West and Hendersons Insurance Brokers.

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