In the past, and prior to the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, STAND relied on the general public to donate as and when they wished without the Charity actively promulgating its financial needs. One way STAND received donations was via the use of small collection boxes being sited in different retail outlets, mainly fish & chip shops and pubs, which provided a steady income to our day to day financial needs. However, due to the Covid-19 restrictions some of these boxes have had to be temporarily withdrawn from use, thereby cutting off a vital income stream. As a consequence, we now have to appeal for direct donations relying on the generosity of the general public.
Anyone wishing to contribute to STAND and the St. Andrews Lost Trawlermen’s Memorial can donate by cheque payable simply to STAND and forward it to either of the following:
Ron Wilkinson (Chairman) 29 Summergroves Way, Hessle Road, Hull, HU4 6SZ (Tel No 01482 572829)
Ruth Creasey (Secretary) 5 Bondyke Close, Cottingham, HU16 5ND (Tel No 01482 876870)
In the past five years, STAND has successfully raised £66,469 towards the Lost Trawlermen’s Memorial Project. This has been achieved through community fundraising events, donations and our regular collection boxes placed around the city. Highlighted below are some of the fundraising events that have taken place and major donations received.
- The Hessle Road Reunions are community evenings of social integration, entertainment and nostalgia with an average attendance of up to 450 people per event.
- The Ryder Club social events have also attracted an attendance of up to 150 people. The income from this event in the past allowed for shared revenue to other charitable events i.e. Children in Need and the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund.
- Evening concerts by Hull Male Voice Choir and Hull Trinity House Academy Steel Band (2018) and U3A Barely Awake Ukulele Band (2019) proved to be a well attended, popular and successful event at which ASDA, Hessle Road kindly provided refreshments.
- Promotion of the Memorial Project at Awareness Events located in supermarkets with donations received through a bucket collection.
- Presentation/talks about Hull’s Fishing Heritage have been delivered to adult community groups who have kindly made a donation in appreciation and with some groups, STAND have been welcomed back for a second presentation/talk. One group even donated a brand new projector to STAND!
- Online auction of football shirts donated by Hull City Football Club in remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the Triple Trawler Tragedy in 1968.
HULL CITY FOOTBALL SHIRT AUCTION 2018
Regular presentations to schools, some of whom have carried out curriculum projects resulting in funds being raised for STAND i.e. one school, Eastfield Primary, raised nearly £3000 by writing to local companies asking for sponsorship to walk over the Humber Bridge.
Donations from businesses:
In the past some local businesses and Organisations have been generous in their support of STAND and more recently in the campaign to fund the Lost Trawlermen’s Memorial Project. In this respect a special mention must be made to the late Wally Simpson, the owner of Simpson Fish Foods who over a number of years provided unconditional support to STAND which included regular financial donations.
Wally Simpson hands over a cheque for £1000 to STAND.
Photo courtesy of Mike Waudby
PAST DONORS TO THE LOST TRAWLERMEN’S
SAINSBURYS CHARITY AID FOUNDATION
BLUE KELD WATER
LORD MAYOR’S CHARITY FUND
DEE STREET SOCIAL CLUB
SMALES FISH PROCESSORS
RICHARD BROWN (BROWNIES)
SIMPSON FISH FOOD
RECENT DONORS TO THE LOST TRAWLERMEN’S MEMORIAL PROJECT…..
ANDREW MARR INTERNATIONAL
JR. RIX LTD
DONATION FROM ARCO
DONATION FROM BAM NUTTALL CONSTRUCTION
Donations from the general public:
The citizens of Kingston upon Hull have been overwhelmingly generous over the years through our Collection Boxes placed in establishments around the city and through individual donations for which STAND is very grateful. We have also received very generous gifts from further afield.
Sadly, this has proved to be a most prolific and generous source of donation. A number of sizeable donations have been received from the families of deceased fishermen.
DONATION RECEIVED BY RON WILKINSON (CHAIRMAN OF STAND) FROM MRS GOOCH, SHARON GOOCH AND FAMILY IN MEMORY OF TONY GOOCH
The late Jim Williams a former Skipper, wrote a booklet about a lifetime at sea including his time as Mate on the ‘Arctic Corsair’.
These booklets are a very successful form of donation and were previously sold to visitors at the free maritime attraction – the ‘Arctic Corsair’ but are now available at the East Riding Museum Visitors Centre reception.