A staff member and two trustees of ISWAN have entered the London Triathlon on 8 August to raise £4,000 for the vital work in providing support and welfare services for seafarers. Team ISWAN consists of Per Gullestrup (DEN), Chairman, Torbjorn Husby (NOR), Trustee, and Roger Harris (GBR), Executive Director. They are taking part in the London Triathlon (Olympic distance) as a relay team. Trobjorn will swim 1500m, Per will bike 40km, and Roger will run 10km.
Seafarers, who are responsible for transporting 95% of the world's goods, are frequently overlooked and forgotten about. Their lives are often tough and hard. ISWAN provides a lifeline for seafarers with its free and confidential 24 hour helpline, SeafarerHelp. ISWAN also provides health and other information to seafarers and works in support of frontline welfare providers.
One seafarer recently said 'it was nice to have you there for us, knowing you were there when we need help'. We need to raise funds to keep SeafarerHelp and the other projects of ISWAN going.
You can sponsor the ISWAN Team by going to their fundraising page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/iswantri