Lonely ex-trawlermen to get Hull help

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Published: Monday 29th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Former Hull trawlermen are getting a £5,000 cash boast in an attempt to prevent loneliness.

The city no longer has a working fishing fleet. But its Fishermen’s Mission, which oversees the project, said that the area’s active fishing community still remains.

The grant will help former trawlermen to meet and chat about days gone by. Christmas lunch and monthly meetings are among the events financed by the initiative.

Tracey Stephens, the superintendent of Hull’s Fishermen’s Mission, said that the city’s fishing community is today “fragmented” across Hull after its demise during the 1970s. Trawlermen from the industry’s west Hull base in Hessle Road were transferred to council estates which had sprung up on the city’s periphery.

Healthier Hull is part of the city’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The trawlermen initiative was chosen as a worthy cause by a 250-strong local panel.

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Published: Monday 29th December 2014 by The News Editor

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