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10th Annual Dubai High Tea, 18 March 2017

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Finally held on the 18th March, the 10th Annual High Tea at the British Embassy Dubai was a lovely afternoon of people coming together who share a common concern for the fate of seafarers and support for the welfare work provided by Mission to Seafarers UAE. Guests were welcomed by HMCG Paul Fox and then Regional Director Dr. Paul Burt shared recent developments in the conditions faced by both seafarers and the NGO in the current economic environment. Guests then enjoyed entertainment by MC Phil Blizzard and Jazz by the talented and lovely Lucy Hunter James, students volunteering from the University of Wollongong Dubai assisted in ensuring the afternoon went smoothly, and photography donated by Helen Pletts of Sugarsnap:uae captured the afternoon perfectly!

2nd Annual Abu Dhabi High Tea, 12th November 2016

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The 2nd Annual High Tea at the British Embassy Abu Dhabi was held on 12th November 2016 and saw numerous new and longterm supporters of Mission to Seafarers join us for a sunny afternoon in the Residence Gardens. Guests were welcomed by HMA Philip Parham and then Regional Director Dr. Paul Burt shared recent developments in the conditions faced by both seafarers and the NGO in the current economic environment. Guests then enjoyed entertainment by MC Young Roge and Jazz by the talented and lovely Lucy Hunter Jamesstudents volunteering from the New York University Abu Dhabi assisted in ensuring the afternoon went smoothly, and photography donated by Helen Pletts of Sugarsnap:uae captured the afternoon perfectly!

10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum (FUJCON 2017)

10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum (FUJCON 2017)

27 – 29 March 2017

Fujairah, UAE

Launched in 2000 and held in alternate years in the Emirate of Fujairah, Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum (FUJCON) is the pre-eminent bunker forum for the Middle East markets and takes its place with the top worldwide bunker events. With international recognition and attendance from 50 countries covering diversified sectors of the bunkering industry, FUJCON has raised Fujairah’s profile as an internationally recognized service Anchorage, being amongst the world’s top three bunkering locations and as a global hub for both oil storage and oil product supply.

FUJCON enjoys the continued patronage and support of the Government of Fujairah and Port of Fujairah, international maritime organisations, BIMCO, IBIA, UAE Shipowners Associations, WISTA, Nautical Institute, Mission to Seafarers as well as many leading bunker players/oil majors in the Middle East and surrounding regions.

FUJCON provides:-

·       State-of-the art developments on the global bunkering market and the fuel oil business

·       A premier platform for knowledge sharing and networking opportunities between leading bunker & fuel oil players, oil storage terminal companies, oil majors & national oil companies, shipping & marine companies/port authorities and supply/service companies

·       More than 600 companies are represented with over 3,000 delegates and 285 speakers from 50 countries

For more information about the event, please visit www.fujcon.com

RAK Half Marathon

At 0600 on the 12th of February 55 runners from VOPAK Horizon gathered at the City Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah for the 10th Anniversary of the RAK Half Marathon. Thirteen relay teams of four runners and three individual runners completed the 21km course to raise AED 85,000 in support of The Angel Appeal. Thank you Ilne van Niekerk for answering our call for someone to step up when we lost a runner so the team wasn’t disqualified! The RAK Half Marathon is the fastest half marathon in the world with runners holding a number of records. This is the seventh year VOPAK Horizon staff have participated for The Angel Appeal. Thank you Mr. Cees de Greve, and organisers Jasper Jansen, Vishnu Pillai, Shashi Kumar, and Joy Castillo. And a special congratulations to three runners aged 11 who participated in the relay; Yathunath Manikandan, Isabel van der Brug, and Ansgar van der Brug!

Marine Oil Ball 2016, Fujairah

The Angel Appeal is grateful to the Novotel Fujairah for hosting yet another successful Fujairah Marine Oil Ball on the 18th of February in support of seafarers in the UAE. Over 200 guests enjoyed the evening in the beautiful setting created for the event, complete with a live jazz band for entertainment. The event would not have been possible without the generous support of General Manager Karim Zaki, The Cellars in Fujairah, our many sponsors who donated prizes to the White Auction, and guests who bid and contributed to the success of the evening. It is inspiring to see people open their hearts to care for the needs of others that we depend so much on for the lives we enjoy.

Dubai High Tea

On the 6th February the High Tea in Dubai raised AED 200,000! Guests were able to meet British Consul General Paul Fox, American Consul General Paul Malik, Robert Woods CBE, chairman of Mission to Seafarers, Mission to Seafarers Regional Director Rev. Dr. Paul Burt, and members of the British Navy. Guests arrived to the sounds of the GEMS Music Academy Quartet, were kept laughing by Young Roge and Auctioneer Mark Todd, and treated to jazz tunes by Lucy Hunter-James. 

Abu Dhabi High Tea

On the 30th January guests in Abu Dhabi braved one of the coldest and windiest days of the year to raise AED 40,000 towards The Angel Appeal, a fantastic start to new partnerships and collaboration in that part of the UAE. Her Majesty's Ambassador Philip Parham, Mission to Seafarers Regional Director Rev. Dr. Paul Burt, members of the British Navy, and volunteers from the Girl Guides greeted visitors to the embassy garden, a beautiful setting in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Live music was provided by the talented Gareth Chan and Leonid Kuzmenko from New York University Abu Dhabi. Young Roge and Mark Jamieson entertained throughout the afternoon and live auction. 

To see the photos of the event, please follow this link and download your favourite photos. 

Dubai Chamber Choir Carols Concert for The Angel Appeal

For the second year in a row, the Dubai Chamber Choir was gracious enough to host a Christmas Carols concert for The Angel Appeal.  More than 200 people attended to hear the lovely sounds of the choir.  Thank you to the Dubai Chamber Choir for continuously supporting The Angel Appeal.  

Angel Appeal distributes gifts in all 7 Emirates in December

The month of December was an incredibly busy month for The Angel Appeal.  After Commemoration and UAE National Day, we spent the month distributing the 5,000 gifts that were wrapped by HSBC.  We started our distribution at Port Rashid with DP World, then to the new Deira Wharfage with HSBC, then Crown Relocations at the Dhow Wharfage along the Dubai Creek and along the creek in Sharjah, in Mina Zayed with New York University Students, then to Sharjah Hamriyah then Ajman with Hutchinson Ports and finally in Ras Al Khamiah with the Saqr Port Authority and HSBC.  Whew!!  What a month.  Look at the photos on this link to see all of the happy faces from those receiving to those giving. 

Mission to Seafarers' Dubai and Nautical Institute Xmas Party

The UAE Chapter of the Nautical Institute held their annual Christmas party on a coolish evening  in mid-December in the lovely gardens of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  While the weather was not that cold to make you feel the spirit of the season, the decor certainly did.  

 If you were at the party, please click this link to see the photos and download what you wish. 

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