Being voted in the top 5 welfare centres in the world
The Newcastle seafarers centre based in Wickham, New South Wales has been voted in the top 5 welfare centres in the world by visiting seafarers.
The Newcastle Mission to Seafarers has served visiting mariners for more than 70 years and is the only Australian seafarers’ mission centre in 2015 within the top five.
The centre’s nomination was a part of a world-wide survey of mission centres conducted by the International Seafarers Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN) and being nominated is considered quite an achievement.
Source and Image Credit: Australian Seafarers’ Welfare Council