​St James’ pupils put the fun in fundraising for Southampton-based charity ​St James’ pupils put the fun in fundraising for Southampton-based charity

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St James’ pupils put the fun in fundraising for Southampton-based charity

Deputy head teacher Rebecca Gardiner, Jorgie Fleming and Les Heyhoe from Sailors’ Society, head teacher Michelle Marsh and pupils Yasmin Mason and Isabella Callaway get into the spirit of things to raise money for the maritime charity 
Deputy head teacher Rebecca Gardiner, Jorgie Fleming and Les Heyhoe from Sailors’ Society, head teacher Michelle Marsh and pupils Yasmin Mason and Isabella Callaway get into the spirit of things to raise money for the maritime charity 

Pupils at St James CE Primary in West End dressed up in maritime costumes on Friday (18 January) to raise funds for Southampton-based maritime charity Sailors’ Society.

Children came into school as mermaids and sailors and raised £391.30.

Head teacher Michelle Marsh said, “Our pupils had a great time learning about shipping, life at sea, and the fact that without seafarers our supermarkets and petrol stations would be empty.

“We’re happy to support Sailors’ Society and the work they do around the world.”

Stuart Rivers, Sailors’ Society’s CEO, said, “We’re very grateful to everyone at St James' for their fantastic support. The funds they raised will help our work around the world, and it’s great that they have had fun learning about the seafarers we all rely on but rarely see.”

Sailors’ Society has been bringing people together for 200 years, transforming the lives of seafarers and their families at home, in port and at sea through the delivery of chaplaincy, education and the relief of poverty and distress.

The charity works internationally to provide practical, emotional and spiritual welfare support to the world’s 1.6m seafarers, regardless of background or faith. Sailors’ Society chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 96 global ports, with wider projects and services covering 30 countries.