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Seafarers Awareness Week 2020

This year we marked the UK’s tenth annual Seafarers Awareness Week (6-12 July) with tales from the high seas from our seafaring residents and tenants. Seafarers Awareness Week 2020 highlighted the immense challenges faced by merchant seafarers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic and we wanted to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of […]

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Maritime Charity Celebrates Women’s Contributions to Armed Forces on International Women’s Day

Banstead-based maritime charity The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is celebrating International Women’s Day by sharing the stories of the five Wrens living at its care home, Belvedere House. Wrens (Women’s Royal Naval Service) played a huge part in the war efforts of WWI and WWII, with women carrying out important roles such as Radio Operators, […]

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Green Sea: Maritime Charity Cuts Carbon Footprint

Surrey-based care home, The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, is reaping the rewards of its green initiatives after cutting its plastic usage by 74,000 items per year to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint. The maritime charity caters for 68 residents at its Belvedere House nursing care home and has prevented 52,000 plastic cups and 22,000 wet […]

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