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November Newsletter

November Newsletter
 
 
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Issue 33, 5 November 2015
  
 
Dear Theresa,
 
 
We know that between November and March it is the busiest time of the year between festive holidays, city wide events and family time.  But we hope that you will be able to join us for some of our events in support of The Angel Appeal: 
  • Christmas Concert with Dubai Community Choir at Christ Church in Jebel Ali on Tuesday, 15 December at 8:00 pm
  • Abu Dhabi High Tea at the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, 30 January 2016 - yes - you are reading correct - we are hosting the 1st Annual High Tea in Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai 9th Annual High Tea at the British Embassy in Dubai on Saturday, 6 February 2016
  • RAK Half Marathon on Friday, 12 February - get a team of friends or colleagues together to run in support of the Angel Appeal
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring or participating in any of the above events, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Remember to check out our new website -   Angel Appeal Website
 
Just a reminder to Like us on Facebook and  follow us on Twitter.  You can now also follow us now on Instagram. 
 
Warm regards
 
The Angel Appeal Team
 
"We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds."
- Aristotle Onassis, Shipping Magnate
 
 
 
 
 

Tough Times on a Tug
 
We recently got a message from the crew of a tug out in the Gulf.  They had little water, no food and not much fuel left for the engines.  This vessel had been trying to find a local port that would allow it to come in, but because the owner of the vessel had abandoned it no ports were willing to accept what would be a financial liability - a vessel unable to pay its way.
 
Finally, the compassionate port managers at Ras al Khaimah allowed it to come in and tie up.  The port manager contacted us to see if we could help the crew.  Fr Nelson saw them later that day and took emergency provisions.  
Efforts are now being made to find a long term solution - getting these men their pay and getting them home.  It will be very difficult now that the vessel owner has washed his hands of the situation.  It may be that the crew will have to accept that getting home without their salary is the best they can hope for.  More on this story as soon as we have it.  

 
  
Volunteers
 
We need volunteers for our upcoming events:
  • 15 December in Jebel Ali at the Christmas Carols 
  • 18 December in Fujairah at the Fujairah Fun Day
  • 30 January 2016 in Abu Dhabi at the High Tea
  • 6 February 2016 in Dubai at the High Tea
 
Please contact Theresa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 
 

Jebel Ali  Seafarers Centre
 
  
Just a reminder to tell all of your crews about the new seafarers centre in Jebel Ali.  it is located behind the GAC building between Gate 7 and 8.  It is a great place for seafarers to go and relax.  They have free wifi, computers, printers, restaurant with great prices and a duty free shop.   The best part - they have a bus that will go to your ship and pick up your crew to visit the seafarers centre.  Or if your company bus is taking them to the seafarers centre just follow the signs.  Make sure that they bring their seamens book with them to be able to be able to shop.
 
    
ANNUAL SPONSORS
 
 
              
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Dates for your diary!
 
 
- 30 November - UAE Martyr's Day
-   2 December - UAE National Day 
- 18 December - Fujairah Fun Day in Fujairah at the Tennis & Country Club 
- 15 December - Christmas Concert at Christ Church in Jebel Ali 
- 18 December - Nautical Institute Christmas Party at Open Air Golf Park, Hyatt Regency - see the website for                                  more details, contact Lily Nebria on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a reservation or for more details
- 23 December - Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
- 30 January 2016 - 1st Annual High Tea at the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi
- 6 February 2016 - 9th Annual High Tea at the British Embassy in Dubai
- 12 February 2016 - RAK Half Marathon - get a team together to run for The Angel Appeal
 
 
Please contact Theresa on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to volunteer for any of the above events.  
 
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