The SSBA was delighted to assist the Scottish Nautical Welfare Society with a donation towards the excellent work they carry out. The Scottish Nautical Welfare Society is dedicated to promote the welfare of former seafarers, and their widows, in retirement and difficult times.
A major role they play is carrying out home visits to their beneficiaries. This is where they can provide some comfort and support to individuals and families who desperately need it. Whether its being on hand to replace a broken fridge or cooker or dealing with beneficiaries who are struggling with utility bills they, provide a vital service to former seafarers in the community.
As well as home visits they arrange social events throughout the year and host a lunch club three times a week at their social club which can be found at 937 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G14 9UF. Pictured are Gail Haldane (left) the Administrator for the SNWS and Christine Cultrera, Secretary of the SSBA (right) at the presentation representing a great collaboration between these two Scottish charities.