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Can you help sailors remember their visit to Sunderland with spare SAFC strips?
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Mar 13, 2019 7:26 AM 1+ week ago

The centre, based at Port of Sunderland, provides welfare services for ship's crews from around the world miles away from their homes and families, and in need of comfort, support and a friendly face.

The Sunderland City Council-owned centre is run voluntarily by Sister Mary Scholastica from the Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea, which provides pastoral and practical care to seafarers of all faiths.

Sister Scholastica collects donations of confectionery, toiletries, warm clothing and anything which might help make life more comfortable for the seafarers during their stay.

SAFC clothing and memorabilia is particularly popular as a reminder of their stay in the port and the city and community which made them feel welcome.

Sister Scholastica is a huge Sunderland fan and has asked one of her greatest footballing heroes, 1973 FA Cup winner - and this year's Mayoral Consort - Micky Horswill to help appeal for more Sunderland strips to be donated to the Seafarers' Centre.

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