Retired Fishermen’s Group meet at Rock Foundation on Wednesdays

When: It runs every Wednesday from 10.30am to 12 noon.

Venue: Rock, 39-41 Heneage Road, Grimsby, DN32 9ES

The Retired Fishermen’s Group was set up by the Fisherman’s Mission as an expansion of a project designed to provide a safe ‘drop-in’ space for the fisherfolk. Originally this started at the The Fishing Heritage Centre Café.

This project was funded by a grant from North East Lincolnshire Council, via their ‘Clinically Vulnerable Grant Scheme’ to provide support to those with specific medical conditions, which has made them particularly vulnerable to being seriously ill if they contract Covid-19. The aim was to encourage the men to safely start to get out into the community again. As you can imagine a lot of our fisherfolk meet the criteria for this.

As the numbers increased coming out of ‘lock down’ it was realised that the group needed alternative venue options to compliment the meetings at the Heritage Centre. This would also be more convenient for those who have regular commitments on set days of the week. The tea room at Rock’s Heneage Road has become a popular meeting place on Wednesdays with regulars as well as new people meeting each week.

If you would like to get out of the house and enjoy a nice cup of tea with cake and great company, then you are in for a real treat. The fishermen who are not short of a tale or two, especially enjoy the interaction with the Rock students, who are on hand to serve the refreshments.

The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care. They help all fishermen, active or retired, and their families. For more info you can visit The Fishermen’s Mission website >

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