Mission to Seafarers Launches Woolly Hat Day 2015

Woolly Hat Day

Published Sep 11, 2015 5:33 PM by The Maritime Executive

Robert Goodwill, U.K. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State with responsibility for shipping, helped launch Mission to Seafarers Woolly Hat Day 2015 at an event organized by Red Ensign Group at London International Shipping Week this week.

The U.K. Shipping Minister signalled his support for seafarers in need by wearing a woolly hat to launch the maritime charity’s annual fundraising initiative. 

Woolly Hat Day 2015 will take place on Friday 9th October, 2015. Mission to Seafarers is challenging the maritime industry to wear a woolly hat in support of seafarers in need around the world. The maritime charity is encouraging supporters to donate money, and get others involved by wearing a woolly hat, taking a photo and sharing via Facebook and other social media.

This year’s campaign is supported by Old Pulteney, the maritime malt, and the Campaign for Wool which will release five bespoke knitting patterns to raise funds for Mission to Seafarers.

“I want to acknowledge the great work of the Mission to Seafarers and its dedication in supporting mariners worldwide,” said Goodwin. “The Mission does a great and often unsung job and very much deserves our support.”

Andrew Wright, Secretary General of Mission to Seafarers, commented: “I am looking forward to our exciting Woolly Hat Day campaign 2015 which is taking place on 9 October and I would like to ask as many of our supporters as possible to ‘Join the Crew!’ this year. It is vital that our welfare work with seafarers is promoted across the maritime community and further afield. 

“This year we are taking our campaign to a far wider audience through our highly valued partners Old Pulteney Maritime Malt Whisky and The Campaign for Wool. We have new videos and lots of interactive fun planned via social media via #WHD. Please download our new fundraising pack filled with ideas and promote the Mission’s Woolly Hat Day to all your friends.”