HELP PLEASE! Just 3,000 Christmas presents to wrap…


So the festive season comes ever closer… and the Seafarers Centre needs  your help!

Of course we are all looking forward to a great Christmas, with family and all the trappings – including many gifts no doubt.

However, it is a very different picture for those who bring us the gifts we buy – these are shipped by seafarers who spend long periods away from family and loved ones. Even those working in the harsh North Sea will spend 28 days or more and be at sea on Christmas Day.

We have the woolly hats… 3,000 of them! The video below is just one donation from a lady, the wife of a sea Captain from Great Yarmouth! We have had thousands of wooly hats donated from many folks – I thank each and every one of you!

That is why we need your help!  As promised, I have fixed a number of evenings and afternoon to do the annual wrapping of Christmas Presents for seafarers.

This will take place at the Aberdeen Seafarers Centre on Market Street. We have a car park at the rear of the building which is well lit. (CLICK HERE for a map It is through the black gates next to the Gurkha Chef Restaurant!)

All are welcome to join us for one or more of the evening or lunchtime sessions.

With three thousand parcels to wrap, we will be kept busy and of course, there will be some light humour too – I’ll keep my best jokes for you!!

Tea/coffee/tabnabs will be provided and you can come for an hour or the whole session.

So the dates are:

MONDAY 19th October         – 1800-2200

WEDNESDAY 21st October  – 1130-1400

THURSDAY 22nd October    – 1800-2200

MONDAY 26th October         – 1130-1400

TUESDAY 27th October         – 1800-2200

WEDNESDAY 28th October  – 1800-2200 (Although I am hopeful that we will be finished before this, so please check with me first if it is still on!)

Any questions, just email me or call on 07754141076

Looking forward to seeing you on one or more of the sessions.

Here are some pictures from previous years… hopefully you will be enthused – remember, the more folks we have, the quicker we will finish!

Parcel wrapping has begun!

GGParcelsMoira, Howard & Friends








And on Christmas Day…

Crew of Grampian Defender

Crew of Grampian Defender – wearing woolly hats

Up the gangway....

Up the gangway…. let the fun begin!








Crew on Siem Topaz

Crew on Siem Topaz happy to stop work for Santa

Stril Commander

Chatting on the Stril Commander

2 thoughts on “HELP PLEASE! Just 3,000 Christmas presents to wrap…

  1. Lorraine Melvin

    Hi Howard,

    I am willing to give up a couple of hours of my time on Thursday 22nd of October if this suits.

    I also distributed your e-mail to all staff to see if we can conjure up some more volunteers. Liz Hewitson has volunteered to pop around on Tuesday 27th for an hour. If there additional volunteers, I will keep you posted.

    Take care and looking forward to the jokes!

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