Charity supported in lieu of Christmas cards

Digital Christmas message from Shoreham Port

Digital Christmas message from Shoreham Port

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ADUR Special Needs Project has been chosen as this year’s charity for Shoreham Port to support at Christmas.

Instead of sending paper Christmas cards, Shoreham Port selects a different charity to support each year.

This year the Shoreham-based project, which provides out-of-school clubs and activities for children and young people with a diverse range of special needs, will benefit.

A Christmas Jumper Day was also held at Shoreham Port last Friday to raise money for the charity.

Chief executive Rodney Lunn said: “As we reach the end of another busy year at the port, I would like to thank all of our staff for their commitment and our customers for their support throughout 2014.

“There are many projects and developments on the horizon for 2015, but for now it is important to look back and reflect on another successful year.”

Many new members of staff have been welcomed and additions have included a new pilot cutter and work boat to assist the engineering and marine departments.

Cargo volumes have continued to rise and are above average compared to this time last year, with timber up 21 per cent, steel up 41 per cent and bulk and other cargoes up 14 per cent.

The engineering team has also been busy preparing for the winter with updates to coastal protection areas and maintenance of the port’s large estate.