Following an absence of nearly a decade, the Fishermen’s Mission will once again have a presence on Grimsby docks after being gifted office space by a local business.

WE1 Heritage, which restores heritage buildings in the town, offered the charity office space after its managing director, Steve Ridlington, discovered that fishermen were struggling to get to see Mission area officer Suesan Brown (pictured above).

“When I heard that the fisher folk were struggling following a change in their office, I offered an alternative that allowed the access to return, and for the Fishermen’s Mission to return to its home near the fishing quays on the docks,” said Steve Ridlington.

The new office, at 2 Auckland Road, East Dock, will be officially opened on Friday, 16 June by the mayor of Grimsby, the chair of the Friends of Grimsby Fishermen’s Mission Gill Ross and long- serving volunteer Jane Hoyldon King.

Suesan Brown said: “I am so grateful to Steve from WE1 Heritage for the work he is doing and the help he is providing, not just to us but to so many. Our wonderful new office is open to active and retired fishermen and their families.”

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