UK Chamber of Shipping announces new Charity Membership
The UK Chamber of Shipping has today launched a new membership category for the industry’s charities. It aims to increase the profile of the charity members, who in the past have been categorised with the Chamber’s other 40 Associate members.
Three charities have signed up to the new membership category. Being a Charity member allows the organisation to utilise the network of the Chamber, engage with other members at all levels and share content through the Chamber’s communications network, helping raise their profile and strengthen the voice of the UK’s Shipping industry whilst paying a discounted rate.
The three charities are: Mission to Seafarers, Seafarers UK and Stella Maris.
Tony Jerome, Head of Membership & Business Development at the UK Chamber of Shipping said, “It was felt the important role charities play in the sector and our organisation could be better promoted by having their own category. It is important we support our sector’s charities and include them in the ‘voice of the UK Shipping’ industry. We are delighted to have Mission to Seafarers, Seafarers UK and Stella Maris on board. We hope to raise the profile of these charities at our future events, help them share their great work through our communications and bring them together to work on joint initiatives in the future. We know the coronavirus has had a major impact on charities, but we believe that is even more of a reason to be part of a wider, collective network and association at such a critical time. We hope more charities will sign-up soon to enhance this Charity membership category even further”.
Maurizio Borgatti, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Mission to Seafarers said, “Mission to Seafarers is delighted to see the UK Chamber of Shipping introduce a Charity category of membership. This will help us and other charities to have more profile within the organisation and develop more relationships with industry partners. We look forward to working with the Chamber in the coming months to promote what the Mission to Seafarers has planned for 2020”-
Seafarers UK’s Campaign Manager Nick Harvey, commented, “Seafarers UK is delighted to see the Chamber of Shipping introduce a Charity category of membership. This will help us and the ‘delivery partner’ charities we support to have a higher profile within the organisation and to develop more relationships with industry partners. We look forward to working with the Chamber in the coming months to promote what Seafarers UK has planned for 2020.”
Ian Stokes, Head of Corporate Engagement and Partnerships at Stella Maris said, “Stella Maris performs a crucial role in the international maritime industry. We are joining the UK Chamber of Shipping to better understand the needs of the corporate sector and ensure our service continues to meet their needs.”