Yes, Monday was indeed a busy day – and as ever in the life of a Port Chaplain, things do not always go to plan!

I had a good time collecting woolly hats; visiting a retired seafarer whom I discovered was without an oven – “It came off in my hand Chief, Honest!” was heard to be said… I am delighted to be able to support him through a welfare grant to enable him to replace the defective cooker at no expense to him!

I am happy to say that the advisors meeting went well – a wonderful team of folks that help me to keep this place running smoothly.

Fish & Chips?

Fish & Chips?

This was followed by a volunteers evening when 20 volunteers came and enjoyed fish and chips delivered from the excellent Ashvale restaurant.

Bashful Volunteer modelling the Polo Shirt!

Bashful Volunteer modelling the Polo Shirt!

I was delighted to present all the volunteers with new Polo Shirts to wear when on duty…

As can be seen in the picture, some volunteers are somewhat camera shy!

Who is this Maggie???

Who is this Maggie???

I also met with a good friend and seafarer from a long time back. He knows Maggie Whittingham-Lamont, centre manager in Halifax, Canada!  He asked for a ‘selfie’ of us to be sent to her so here it is!!

Today I had an early start with a breakfast meeting – good networking and a good start to the day.

I also had the North and East Port Welfare Committee meeting – a meeting that was actually worthwhile attending!

Enough for today…

 

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