MNWB Annual Award for Services to Seafarers’ Welfare

About the award

Since 1988, the MNWB has awarded an ‘Annual Award for Services to Seafarers’ Welfare’ to individuals who have provided an exceptional level of welfare service to seafarers and fishers, either in a voluntary or professional capacity. Nominees must have a history of making a positive and proactive contribution to the welfare of seafarers over a period of time. Nominations for the award should be forwarded, in confidence, to the Chief Executive, MNWB via the Award Nomination Form below. Selection of the award winner/s is made by the MNWB Council.


Previous Recipients

2022 – Mrs Debbie Lake

2022 – Mr Mick Howarth

2021 – Mr Jake Pass

2020 – Ms Jane Davies

Roll of Honour

Ms Paula Daly, Mission Area Officer, The Fishermen’s Mission
Sister Mary Scholastica, Nun-in-charge / Stella Maris, Welfare of seafarers at the Seamen’s Centre Port of Sunderland
Mr Sandy Nairne, Deputy Chair, Seafarers’ Hospital Society
Mr Robert Campbell, Caretaker / Volunteer, Northern Ireland Fishermen’s Mission

Mrs Debbie Lake, Lighthouse Seafarers Mission, Falkland Islands
Mr Mick Howarth, Nautilus Welfare Fund, Mariners’ Park

Mr Jake Pass, The Mission to Seafarers, Humber

Ms Jane Davies, Mariners’ Park Care Home and Nautilus Care
Mr John Attenborough, The Mission to Seafarers, Southampton

Revd Peter Paine, The Mission to Seafarers, Great Yarmouth.

Mrs Ina Bruce, The Watch Ashore, Glasgow
Mr Alwyn Bamford, The Mission to seafarers, Port Talbot

Miss Alexe Finlay, The Mission to Seafarers, South Tees

Revd Frans Sahetapy, Sailors’ Society
Mrs Susan Newcombe, Merchant Navy Welfare Board

Mr Drew Anderson, Sailors’ Society/Church of Scotland
Superintendent Keith Dickson, The Fishermen’s Mission, Newlyn
Miss Dianne Erskine, The Mission to Seafarers, South Shields

Revd Howard Drysdale, Aberdeen Seafarers’ Centre
Mr Tony McAvoy, Apostleship of the Sea, Teesside

Mrs Elaine Elliott, The Mission to Seafarers, Fowey
Mr Frank Welsh, RMT

Mrs Penny Phillips, The Mission to Seafarers, Falmouth

Superintendent Geoff Chandler, The Fishermen’s Mission
Mr Robert Goldwin MBE, Mediterranean Mission to Seafarers

Mr Trevor Goacher, MSWMS Springbok
Mrs Helen Roth, Nautilus Welfare Fund

Reverend Canon Bill Christianson, The Mission to Seafarers
Mrs Gladys Eaton, The Mission to Seafarers