Marine and Logistics team brighten up seafarers centre with some coats of paint

The Flying Angel Club is an International Seafarer’s Centre who provides accommodation and meals for crews in transit, sick and injured seafarers needing pastoral care and attention. The Mission to Seafarer was founded in 1856 and is entirely funded by voluntary donations. The Mission offer a wide range of support and services such as transport between dental, medical and hospital requirements, as well as to the local shops and back to their ship – which is integral to the nautical community.

Visiting seafarers are warmly welcomed by the club. Staff will provide them with essential facilities including telephones, internet connection, television, reading materials and games. The seafarers know they can always count on the local Mission for help, advice and support from work related to personal difficulties. The organisation’s chaplains and volunteers offer practical and financial support, advocacy services, family liaison and simply a space to talk in a time of crisis.

Members from Woodside Marine and Logistics team had the opportunity to visit the centre and lend a helping hand. Situated near Fremantle, a prime tourist attraction overlooking Victoria Quay, the team excitedly headed towards the club ready to contribute their help. They were tasked to paint the seafarers’ accommodation rooms and ensuites. Instantly the room was down to business yet full of laughter as they discussed some painting strategies and exchanged painting tips. One of the volunteers commented that by doing this activity it improves ones’ planning and organisation skills. Few in the group had painting experience however they were eager to learn from their team members and took turn finishing up each other’s corner. The team felt proud of their achievement (rightfully so!). The rooms look brighter and fresher and the staff were delighted with the outcome!

“Great teamwork and engagement! Not only did we help the seafarers, we also helped our own colleagues so that’s excellent!” – Woodside volunteer

Keep it up Team!

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