On This Day in Trinity House History – 28 March

1917

Trinity House Elder Brother helps establish King George’s Fund for Sailors

King George’s Fund for Sailors is formed by a meeting of representatives of the Marine Charities, Shipowners, Merchants, etc., held at Dixon House, Lloyd’s Avenue, with Captain A W Clarke (afterwards Sir Arthur Clarke) an Elder Brother of Trinity House, in the Chair. It was then decided to arrange for a “Sailors’ Fund Day” to be held in London. The amount collected to form a Fund to be distributed to Sailors’ Charities, on the principle of King Edward’s Hospital Fund for London.

Today the King George’s Fund for Sailors is known as Seafarers UK, a charity that helps people in the maritime community by providing vital funding to support seafarers in need and their families.

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