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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Brian Boxallhunt News

Photo courtesy Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society

Maritime Charity Celebrates 150 Years

Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society Marks Milestone Anniversary at AGM. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alan Yarrow, joined maritime charity, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society to celebrate its 150th anniversary at its AGM held at the Mansion House in London. Residents, volunteers and staff joined the charity’s board of management to mark the occasion in the very room, The Egyptian Room, the society was formed 150 years ago. During the meeting, a letter from Her Majesty the Queen was read sending good wishes to all involved with the society.

Photo courtesy of  Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society

Maritime Care Home Employs Green Initiatives

A maritime care home in Surrey has taken a huge leap into the world of green living, cutting its carbon footprint and working towards becoming self-sufficient. The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has installed solar panels, a biomass boiler and a borehole at its facilities in Banstead. A pellet-fired biomass boiler has recently been installed, which uses pellets made from a high quality timber to produce heat and electricity with less effect on the environment than fossil fuels. The boiler will result in the home being less reliant on gas, reducing usage to under 20%.

Photo courtesy of Legal & General

Local Firm Supports Maritime Care Home Garden Revamp

A seafarers’ care home in Banstead, Belvedere House welcomed a team of volunteers from local financial services provider, Legal & General for a day of gardening to revamp its grounds. Working in partnership with Business in the Community for this opportunity, the 12 employees from Legal & General spent a day revitalising the existing garden at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society in Banstead, Surrey, which provides dedicated nursing care and accommodation for retired seafarers and their dependents.

Maritime Charity Amassing Stories for History Book

A national maritime charity is set to publish a commemorative book in celebration of its 150th anniversary and is calling for people to come forward with their stories and memories. The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, based in Banstead in Surrey, is currently in the planning stages of producing a special book, which will be published in time to celebrate the landmark birthday in May 2015. Members of the public with family and friends who have received help from or are connected in some way with the Society…

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Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society Carol Concert

A maritime care home based in Surrey, has welcomed residents’ friends and families to participate in a Christmas carol concert to help residents with dementia to recover happy memories. The annual carol concert, held on Friday, December 20, offers relatives and friends the opportunity to join their loved ones for activities at the home and to meet the Royal Alfred team. This year, an abundance of residents’ family members descended upon the care home to get involved in the festivities, joining staff and other residents to celebrate the holidays.

 Royal Navy Veteran Roy Ticehurst with pupils from Woodmansterne Primary School Helen Marshall, James Stephenson, Azura Stones and Dylan Brown, all aged 11

Former Seafarer Encourages Surrey Youngsters

A Royal Navy Veteran visited a Surrey school to encourage youngsters to consider important professions in the Royal and Merchant Navy, ahead of World Maritime Day on Thursday 27th September. Roy Ticehurst is a resident at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society; a Surrey based nursing home which provides dedicated accommodation and care to former seafarers and their dependants. The visit to Woodmansterne Primary School will raise awareness of the important role the Merchant and Royal Navy play in our society among the younger generation…

Woolly Hat Week Inspires Knitting Frenzy

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society Supports Campaign to Help Sailors. Sailors are renowned for spinning a good yarn, however on this occasion it is a volunteer at the land-locked Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society who has been getting busy with her knitting needles to make hats for mariners as part of Woolly Hat Week (6-13 Feb). Maureen Phillips has spearheaded a knitting frenzy at the care home, which provides dedicated accommodation and care to former seafarers, and has already produced 15 hats which will be given as gifts to sailors who arrive as strangers in ports all over the world.

Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt OBE, Chief Executive of the Society and Capt. Braithwaite singing carols.

Seafarers Hit the High Notes

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Christmas Carol Service Helps Residents Remember. Dementia residents at The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society will be hitting the high notes this Christmas at a carol service which marks the culmination of an innovative programme of ‘musical therapy’ introduced this year to help their condition. The care home, which provides dedicated nursing and respite care to former seafarers and non-seafarers, introduced singing and music sessions to help relax residents’ minds and take the fear out of the condition which affects 750,000 in the UK.

Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt, chief executive of the Society

The Will to Help...

Maritime Organization Claims Smaller Charities are Suffering from Fall in Legacy Giving Ahead of Make a Will Month. Surrey based Maritime charity the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, which provides vital residential, nursing and specialist dementia care to former seafarers, has highlighted the importance of legacy giving ahead of National Make a Will month in November. Legacies are a key income source for UK charities, raising around £2 billion each year. However, trends suggest that the flow of legacies are at risk as budgetary cuts are felt across the country.

Residents from the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society Geoffrey Talbot and Roy Ticehurst [L-R] with pupils from St Anne’s Primary School in Banstead Emma Prichard, Rowan Stott, Katie Costello and Niall Cogavin [L-R]

Former Seafarers Encourage Youth

A group of former seafarers encouraged youngsters to consider important professions in the Royal and Merchant Navy, on World Maritime Day on Friday 30 September. Residents at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, a Surrey based home which provides dedicated accommodation and care to former seafarers and their dependants, said there is not enough awareness of the important role the Merchant and Royal Navy play in our society among the younger generation. Great Britain’s maritime sector is the largest in Europe…

Former Seafarers Encourage Youngsters to Consider Maritime Careers

World Travel, Camaraderie and Exciting Voyages Characterise a Career in the Maritime Industry, but Employment Figures Show Disinterest. A group of former seafarers encouraged youngsters to consider important professions in the Royal and Merchant Navy, on World Maritime Day on Friday 30 September. Residents at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, a Surrey based home which provides dedicated accommodation and care to former seafarers and their dependants, said there is not enough awareness of the important role the Merchant and Royal Navy play in our society among the younger generation.

L-R Roderick Davis, son, Thelma Davis, wife, Reginald Bowker, father in law, Captain Roy Davis

Merchant Navy Vets Encourage Youngters to Learn, Remember

A group of veteran seafarers are encouraging youngsters to consider what has become an important but ‘forgotten profession’ as the country prepares to celebrate Merchant Navy Day on September 3. Residents at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, a Surrey based home which provides dedicated accommodation and care to former seafarers and their dependants, said there is not enough awareness of the important role the Merchant Navy plays in our society among the younger generation.