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Maritime charity named as official charity partner for Telegraph Cruise Show

Maritime charity named as official charity partner for Telegraph Cruise Show

London-based global maritime welfare organisation, The Mission to Seafarers, has been named as the official charity partner for the new Telegraph Cruise Show in January.

Running alongside the London Boat Show at ExCeL London from January 10th-12th 2014, the Telegraph Cruise Show is aimed at seasoned and first-time cruisers alike.

The event will feature Q&A sessions from celebrities and travel experts, including TV presenter Judith Chalmers and Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell OBE.

Visitors booking tickets to the 2014 show will be asked whether they’d like to add a donation to the charity and will be able to find out more about its work by heading to stand 481.

The Mission to Seafarers’ volunteer cruise chaplain, the Reverend Colin Still, star of BBC2’s programme ‘The Cruise: A Life at Sea’ will also be hosting a talk and will be on hand to answer any questions.

Andrew Wright, secretary general, The Mission to Seafarers, commented: “This is a great opportunity for visitors to the Telegraph Cruise Show to give something back to the extraordinary 1.3 million men and women across the world who face danger each day to keep our global economy afloat.

“We are very excited to have a presence at the first cruise show and we are looking forward to speaking to visitors about how they can help make a real difference to seafarers’ lives.”

The Mission to Seafarers is a charity which is dedicated to the wellbeing of merchant seafarers in over 260 ports across 71 countries around the world.

The organisation has been entirely funded by voluntary donations since it was established in 1856 and recently worked with The Daily Telegraph to raise money for Filipino seafarers’ families following Typhoon Haiyan. 

For further information about The Mission to Seafarers, visit the official webiste.