30 December 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, Shoreham Port reflects on another busy year. The Port remains well positioned with considerable investment over recent months in key infrastructure and equipment, which will hold it in good stead as we move through the unsettled times of Brexit.

Sara Bassett, Finance Director & Deputy Chief Executive commented “We would like to thank all of our customers and stakeholders for their continued support this year and look forward to working with them next year”.

As a Trust Port, Shoreham Port has a strong commitment to its local community and every year at the beginning of December selects a Christmas Charity to support. This year the Port will be supporting Brighton City Mission Food Bank.

The Brighton Food Bank exists to serve local people, both individuals and families, who are experiencing financial crisis. Each client requires a referral from one of the 50 citywide agencies that they work with. Once referred, they will receive an appointment for their first food parcel and an initial assessment as to the severity of the crisis. Depending on their income, benefits, and number of dependents, the clients will then receive a fixed amount of weekly food parcels, to see them through their time in difficulty.

Julian Haddow, Mission Director at Brighton City Mission commented “We would like to say a huge thank you to Shoreham Port for choosing us as their Christmas charity. Their generous donation will help to benefit our 530 clients across the city and will make a real difference to people in need this Christmas.”

If you would like to find out more about Brighton City Mission and how to donate to the charity please visit www.bhcm.org.uk/teams/brighton-food-bank or call 01273 695330.

We hope that you have a very Merry Christmas from all the team at Shoreham Port.