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Christmas Appeal 2021

A big thank you to all of those who have already sent in their kind donation for this year’s Christmas Appeal.  We have raised just over £2,200 to date!  Please continue to send in your donations as these make sure a huge difference to the children we support.

Sportsman’s Lunch Friday 8th October 2021

We are delighted to announce that our Sportsman’s Lunch went ahead on Friday 8th October 2021 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Hull.  The event was attended by nearly 700 guests and kindly sponsored by Williamson Solicitors. 

Annual General Meeting – Thursday 5th August 2021

Our AGM was held on Thursday 5th August 2021 at 12 noon at Hull Humber View Hotel in North Ferriby.  It was attended by 33 people and our Vice President Martin Needler discussed the Agenda for the afternoon in the absence of Lord Halifax who was unable to attend and gave an update on the Society.

Golf AM AM – Friday 2nd July 2021

The Golf Am Am was kindly sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants and was be held at the Hull Golf Club, Kirkella on Thursday 2nd July 2021.  It was a fantastic day and we were very fortunate with the weather.  We raised a total of £6,275 which is the most we have ever received for this event.

Together for 200 Challenge

At the start of our Bi-Centenary Year Celebrations, we launched a “Together for 200 Challenge” via Enthuse.  The Challenge will run throughout the year.  Please get involved and register as an individual or as part of a team through Enthuse by clicking on the Together for 200 Challenge link.

Celebrating 200 Years in 2021

Sailor’s Children’s Society celebrated 200 years on Monday 19th April 2021 and we commemorated this fantastic occasion by a couple of events on the day and we hope to organise several events throughout the year subject to COVID restrictions.

Christmas Appeal 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, lockdown here at the Society we have working from the safety of our own homes and being fully operational providing assistance to those seafaring families in need.  Both of our main fundraising events have been cancelled this year which makes this Appeal even more important to us.

Sportsman’s Lunch 50,000km Challenge

Due to COVID, both our Golf AM AM in June and our Sportsman’s Lunch which was due to take place on Friday 9th October 2020 had to be cancelled.  We therefore, launched our first virtual event through Enthuse from September to December 2020.

200 Business Club

The 200 Business Club was launched in November 2017 in the Court Room at the Hull Maritime Museum by our Patron, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal.  Since then local companies have committed to pledge for 4 years and the Business Club currently has 108 members raising a staggering total of £60,470 to date.

Annual General Meeting – Thursday 6th August 2020

Due to COVID19, our AGM was held on the platform – “Zoom”.  There were 24 people in attendance and our President Lord Halifax discussed the Agenda and gave an update on the Society along with our Chairman Christopher Towne, Mike Beckett and Mark Campey who gave updates on the Society’s financial, welfare and fundraising efforts…

200 Business Club Royal Reception – 14th November 2019

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…

Sportsman’s Lunch 11th October 2019

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…

Annual General Meeting – Thursday 1st August 2019

Our AGM was held in St. Nicholas Primary School on the Newland Estate in Hull.  It was attended by 45 people and our President Lord Halifax discussed the Agenda for the afternoon and gave an update on the Society.

Golf AM AM – Friday 21st June 2019

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).    

Sportsman’s Lunch 2018

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 enabled the charity to offer the opportunity for another 200 guests to attend….

Annual General Meeting – August 2018

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…

Golf AM AM – 29th June 2018

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…

Holiday Respite Appeal 2019

We currently help over 400 children following a bereavement, loss of a parent or diagnosis of a life changing medical condition. We offer each family the chance of a holiday respite at one of our 9 caravans situated on Haven Holiday sites around the UK. The difference a holiday away can make to a child…

200 Business Club

Our 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…

Sportsmans Lunch – 13th October 2017

This event is one of our main corporate events of the year and is kindly sponsored by Williamsons Solicitors. You can enjoyed a 3 course meal, auction and raffle as well as sitting back, relax and listen to a well-known sports personality.

Friends of Sailors’ Children’s Society

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…

Golf AM AM Fundraiser 2017

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…

Golf AM AM 2017 – 16th June 2017 Photos

A total of 25 teams enjoyed a round of golf at the Hull Golf Club in Kirkella and also enjoyed refreshments at the Halfway House and a buffet meal afterwards. There was a presentation held later on in the evening.


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…

Golf AM AM – 9th June 2016

This event was held at the Hull Golf Club in Kirkella and we raised over £6,000. Find out more for other events here: Get Involved

Golf AM – 11th June 2015

The event was held at the Hull Golf Club in Kirkella and was attended by over 25 teams who enjoyed a round of Golf and refreshments at the Halfway House. A buffet meal was provided by Pier Luigi afterwards. There was a presentation held later on in the evening. The amount raised was just over…