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Sailors’ Society launches Commando Challenge

Commando Challenge

Drew Marine Signal & Safety’s adopted international maritime charity, Sailors’ Society, is launching a new, Commando Challenge fundraising event.

The Commando Challenge, from 14-16 July, will see teams of three compete in a variety of exciting activities, including canoeing, climbing, zip-wiring and more, to raise money for St Nicholas School in Ghana.

The primary school, which enables young children of seafaring families from deprived backgrounds to get an education, needs money to expand so it can offer a secondary education and vocational training to give students maritime careers.

The school was flooded in May 2017, devastating its library and IT suite. It depends wholly on charity funding.

Sailors’ Society’s Director of Development, Adam Stacey, says, “We’re launching the Commando Challenge because we’re seeing a real appetite for new and exciting experiences. Whether you’re looking for a great team-building event, a CSR opportunity or an adrenaline rush with friends, this will be a weekend to remember.

“By doing Commando Challenge, you can make a huge difference to the lives of dozens of children by giving them an education.”

Sailors’ Society works internationally to give welfare support to seafarers and their families, many of whom come from some of the world’s poorest communities. The society also builds houses, schools and medical centres for seafaring communities in need.

“Look around you; more than 90 per cent of everything we own comes by sea – your cars, your phone, even your cup of coffee. These are brought by seafarers who risk extreme loneliness, storms and even piracy to bring it to us,” says Mr Stacy.

“We all rely on seafarers, and raising money for Sailors’ Society gives us the opportunity to give something back to them and their children.”

The Commando Challenge is an all-inclusive weekend. Each team of three will be asked to raise £3,000 for the Society.

Click here to find out more about the event, contact Sailors’ Society at events@sailors-society.org.

Jul 12, 2017