Sounds of the Sea (28/1/15)
A group of Cornish singers released a shipwreck-themed CD at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, to raise money for the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.
The CD, by Stamp and Go, contains five original tracks of ‘wreck and rescue’ all written by member Nigel Hallworth and performed by the group from Perranporth in Cornwall.
Having helped raise awareness of the Society and its work in the past, the five singers were keen to use this CD, which contains a track commemorating the Society’s 175th Anniversary, as a fundraiser.
Group member Stuart Thorn said: “We always enjoy working with and supporting the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, which has previously involved us being photographed underwater to performing for the Charity’s Patron, HRH the Princess Royal, in Clovelly last year.
“Having written a song commemorating the founding of the Society in 1839 we thought it would be great to develop that into a new CD which can be sold to raise funds for such a worthy cause.”
Commodore Malcolm Williams, Chief Executive of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, said: “We are very grateful to Stamp and Go for recording this new CD – the proceeds of which will help us continue our work supporting those from the seafaring community suffering hardship and distress.”
The Charity provides financial support to ex- fishermen, merchant mariners and their dependants in need and also to those injured or too ill to continue working at sea.
In the last year the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society handled 650 new applications for assistance and distributed £1.4million across 2,200 cases of need.
The CD is available from the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society for £5 plus £1 P&P and can be ordered HERE
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