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On a recent visit to Immingham Docks, Martin Dearnley, the Past President of Barnsley Catenian Circle, presented a cheque for £800 to the National Director of the Apostleship of the Sea.

  The charity, which was one of two Martin nominated for his Presidential Year, supports seafarers worldwide.  The Apostleship of the Sea provides practical help and advice to sailors and crew when they visit ports.  There is a Chaplaincy based in the major port of Immingham.

  Martin was joined on his visit by the Secretary of the Wakefield Catenian Circle, his brother-in-law, Phil Kitson.  Phil delivered packages containing toiletries and other basic items to members of the ships’ crews.

  Wakefield Catenian Brothers and their families donated the parcels’ contents in response to the Apostleship of the Sea’s Annual Shoebox Appeal.

  Our photograph shows left to right, Bryony Watson and Steven Willows, Port Chaplains with the Apostleship of the Sea, Martin Foley, National Director, Phil Kitson, Wakefield Catenians and Martin Dearnley, Barnsley Catenians.