15 May
2017

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Sailors' Society supports family traumatised by fire

15 May, 2017

“It’s very hard for a seafarer like me to have such an incident happen to my family while I’m not around."

The fire that devastated Rodel's family home

The fire that devastated Rodel's family home

Sailors' Society chaplain Jasper del Rosario has been supporting the wife and children of Rodel, a seafarer, whose house burnt down while he was at sea.

Sailors’ Society was made aware of the family’s plight by a competitor taking part in this year’s Asian Challenge.

Rodel said: “In April, my family encountered a fire. I would like to thank Sailors’ Society for giving my family a donation, thank you for your kindness.”

The fire happened while Rodel was on board a vessel and he received support from his Captain.

Jasper with Rodel's family

Jasper with Rodel's family

Rodel sent us a picture of his family with chaplain Jasper del Rosario, who has been visiting the family and lending them support.

“It’s very hard for a seafarer like me to have such an incident happen to my family while I’m not around.

“When I heard the news, I really didn’t know what to do. I am so grateful to my Captain and fellow officers for their support, they made me feel like I wasn’t alone.

“And thank you Sailors’ Society for being there when my family is in need.”

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