A LOCAL charity to support fishermen across Ayrshire and the rest of the west coast of Scotland have assured them they’re ready to help during the coronavirus crisis.

The Fishermen’s Mission was set up in 1881 to help fishermen and their families weather the storms of life.

The charity also care for fishermen who are retired from the industry.

And with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting almost all UK industries, including the fishing sector, the Troon Fishermen’s Mission are keen to help anybody struggling.

Paula Daly, Fishermen’s Mission port officer in Troon, said: “We are still here to help you.

“If you are a fishermen on a UK boat, a retired fishermen or a member of a fishermen’s family please do not hesitate to contact us.

“These are very difficult times and the support we can give you may make all the difference.

“We will always be there to help you and may be able to offer further financial support to access grants for you.

“Together, we can get through this crisis.”

For those who are affected in the industry by the crisis, contact Paula on 07827966023 or email Troon@fishermenmission.org.uk.


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