Sailors’ Society launches coffee range to raise funds

There’s nothing quite like a coffee to give you a lift in the morning and now the Sailors’ Society maritime charity is planning to receive a financial boost after launching its own range.

The BySea coffee brand will raise much-needed funds for the international marine charity, with 100% of all profits going to the Sailors’ Society work with seafarers and their families around the world, which is supported by Drew Marine Signal & Safety.

It will also help the charity increase its brand recognition around the world and send a reminder of the valuable work it does, says Sailors’ Society Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Rivers.

“More than 90 per cent of everything we own and use comes by sea, by seafarers who are typically away from home for nine to 12 months facing violent storms, loneliness and isolation and even piracy and terrorism. BySea, even just by the name, reminds us of the journey our coffee has made before it reaches our cup.

“Sailors’ Society will be 200 years old in 2018 and looking to the future we are finding ways of diversifying our income; everyone needs coffee so this is a way every individual, office and church can help support the work we do, whether that’s helping a seafarer talk to loved ones back home or building classrooms for children in the Philippines.”

BySea FairTrade coffee is ethically sourced and socially responsible and the first two blends from India and Brazil were specifically chosen as the charity is expanding its work in these countries. The price for 227grams of ground Brazilian Reserve or India Reserve or 250grams of beans is currently £4.95.

And the range is set to grow, says Mr Rivers. “BySea coffee is the just the start – more BySea products are planned.”

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Sailors’ Society aims to transform the lives of seafarers and their families at home, in port and at sea through chaplaincy, education and the relief of poverty and distress.

The charity provides practical, emotional and spiritual welfare support to the world’s 1.5million seafarers, regardless of background or faith. Sailors’ Society chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 85 global ports, with wider projects and services covering 26 countries.

ago. 19, 2016