Lyme Regis fisherman recognised for dedication to Society
A Lyme Regis fisherman has been recognised for 31 years of dedication to The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.
CEO Justin Osmond presented the charity’s Stoakes Award to John Wason, who has acted as honorary agent for The Shipwrecked Mariners Society for the past 31 years, looking after the red collecting mine on the slipway, which generates donations in the region of £400 each year.
The presentation was recently made at the Royal Standard, where members of the Lyme Regis boating fraternity gathered to present a cheque for almost £6,500 to the charity.
The money was raised at the annual Jolly Day Out, organised by Jamie McNeil of Lyme Bay Boats – a social day for local fishermen and boatmen.
The event included a charity auction, which raised £4,910 and funds were boosted with collections and other fundraisers on the day.
The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has been providing vital financial support and practical assistance to merchant seafarers, fishermen, and their dependants in need since 1839 and is known for its red collecting mines.
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