Sailors' Society chaplain Jasper del Rosario has been supporting the wife and children of Rodel, a seafarer, whose house burnt down while he was at sea.
Sailors’ Society was made aware of the family’s plight by a competitor taking part in this year’s Asian Challenge.
Rodel said: “In April, my family encountered a fire. I would like to thank Sailors’ Society for giving my family a donation, thank you for your kindness.”
The fire happened while Rodel was on board a vessel and he received support from his Captain.
Rodel sent us a picture of his family with chaplain Jasper del Rosario, who has been visiting the family and lending them support.
“It’s very hard for a seafarer like me to have such an incident happen to my family while I’m not around.
“When I heard the news, I really didn’t know what to do. I am so grateful to my Captain and fellow officers for their support, they made me feel like I wasn’t alone.
“And thank you Sailors’ Society for being there when my family is in need.”