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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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The Sailors’ Children’s Society’s Annual General Meeting in 2018 was attended by 50 guests including The Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Pete Allen and the Chairman of Council from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Margaret Chadwick.

During the event, Lord Halifax presented Claire Foot and Wendy Fish with a framed letter from the Society’s Patron, The Princess Royal and a bouquet of flowers to celebrate their 30 years of service.

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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.

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Girl on swingOur Patron, HRH The Princess Royal launched the 200 Business Club at The Maritime Museum in Hull on Tuesday 7th November 2017 with over 100 local businesses attending the event. The aim of the 200 Business Club is to raise enough funds to buy six new caravans to replace the old ones by our 200th Anniversary in 2021. The Club benefits are as follows:

  • Members get the opportunity to be associated with our long standing royal tradition and be part of the history going forwards.
  • Members will get preferential treatment at the Sportmans Lunch
  • There will be a special members only dinner during our celebratory year
  • The £200k raised will be used to buy 6 new caravans for the benefit of the disadvantaged children we support; replacing 6 worn out ones.

If you are interested and would like to receive a leaflet and pledge card, please contact Wendy Fish on 01482 342331.

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At our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 3rd August 2017, we launched the group –
Friends of Sailors’ Children’s Society which we aim to build a network of friends both locally and throughout the UK who we can call on for help in a number of different ways. This could be:

  • to promote the work we do
  • to help in the office via the Hull History Centre with our Newland Homes orphanage archives
  • to help at our fundraising events
  • to arrange local individual events such as coffee mornings or even a skydive!
  • to bring any special interests or practical skills for the benefit of the Society eg design work or perhaps to act as a local caseworkers to a family we support.

As you may be aware, we celebrate our 200th year anniversary in 2021 and we very much hope our new network of friends can help us throughout the UK to make it extremely special year with many events planned; as we again move forwards and continue to provide relevant support to disadvantaged children of seafarers.

If you are interested in becoming one of our friends, please contact Wendy Fish our Funding Co-ordinator.

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Following a very successful Golf AM AM fundraiser day this year, we raised £3,985. This event was held at the Hull Golf Club in Kirkella and 22 teams enjoyed a round of golf with refreshments in the halfway house and then a 3-course buffet meal. We also have a raffle and a presentation on the evening.


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