AMBLE was the first leg of the North Shields Fishermen’s Mission (NSFM) roadshow, which visited the North East earlier this month.
The aim of the roadshow was two-fold – to celebrate 130 years of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen since it was founded in 1881 by Christian visionary Ebenezer J Mather, and to raise awareness of the work of the NSFM.
This was done through welfare, one-to-one conversations with fishermen and former fishermen and their families, and those interested in the work that the NSFM does.
There were also videos and displays, while goody bags were distributed which included information about North Shields and the organisation. There was also a Mission stall.
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Blyth, North Shields, South Shields and Hartlepool were the other places visited during the roadshow, which ran from August 1 to 7, and £1,000 was raised for the NSFM during this. NSFM superintendent, Peter Dade, said he and his wife Sue thanked all the volunteers who did a sterling job and helped to raise the profile of the Mission’s work in the North East.