Charity’s vow to help fishermen during coronavirus pandemic

PUBLISHED: 10:45 01 May 2020 | UPDATED: 10:45 01 May 2020

Tim Jenkins of the Fishermen's Mission. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

Tim Jenkins of the Fishermen's Mission. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk

A charity looking to support local fishermen and their families has urged those in need to seek help during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Fishermen’s Mission was established in 1881 to help fishermen and their families, and continues to do so with the pandemic hitting the industry hard.

Tim Jenkins, port officer in East Anglia, said: “We can help you if you feel like you are struggling with money worries or feeling isolated and alone.

“We are still here to help you. If you are a fisherman on a UK boat, a retired fisherman, or a member of a fisherman’s family, please do not hesitate to contact us.

“These are very difficult times and the support we can give you may make all the difference.

“We will always be there to help and may be able to otther further financial support and access grants for you.

“Together, we can get through this crisis.”

The charity can be reached by calling 01502 565 269.

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