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Care Ashore was established in 1920 as The Merchant Seaman's War Memorial SocietyCare Ashore was established in 1920 as The Merchant Seaman's War Memorial Society after Havelock Wilson, the founder and president of the National Union of Seamen (NUS) recognised that there was a need to provide help for merchant seafarers.

He campaigned and highlighted awareness throughout the country, successfully raising funds, gaining the support of one main benefactor, Mr Henry Radcliffe, who was a shipping company owner.

Today Care Ashore continues to offer support to seafarers and provides both sheltered housing with support, and holidays to anyone who has served in either the Merchant and Royal Navies, plus the fishing fleets may apply for accommodation or a holiday.

Alfold Charity Model Boat Weekend - 4th & 5th June 2016

Alfold Charity Model Boat Weekend - 4th & 5th June 2016Alfold Charity Model Boat Weekend, celebrates its 20th year over the weekend of June the 4th & 5th 2016.

This year in addition to the many model boat exhibitors that kindly support this event, we are hoping to attract the support of other model clubs to add more profile to the show.

This is a show to the young and old alike and there will be various attractions to whet the appetite of all those attending to include a bouncy pirate, face painting, a refreshment tent, including something for those over 18 years, plus the usual high quality burger and cakes provided by Roffey Guides.

There is now an Alfold Charity Model Boat Show page on Facebook that is linked to the Care Ashore page which will be kept updated. Look forward to seeing you there.

Springbok Sustainable Wood Heat Co-operative District Heat System - Update

Springbok Sustainable Wood HeatThe Springbok Sustainable Wood Heat Co-operative District Heat System went live in the summer of 2015 and is now fully operational.

The new system is operating well, and to ensure the smooth ongoing operation, engineers continue to work on the old pipe work, valves etc., replacing any that require and upgrade.

The new system is now providing heat and hot water to a total of 45 residents, plus the main building where the charity has its offices and communal areas. The charity is grateful to all the directors of the SSAH Co-Operative, plus to their fantastic team of engineers and contractors who installed the system and presently maintain it, all who acted professionally and with consideration to the residents of the scheme throughout.

We look forward to the partnership moving forward over the coming years to ensure a more sustainable heat provision that is not only more environmentally friendly but also more cost effective.