FIFCA & FIG Support for Seafarers Mission

The Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA) in partnership with the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has reached an agreement it is hoped will provide long-term financial security to the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission. Taking effect from July 2023 an initial sum of £125,000 has been approved for the first year on a 60/40 basis, (FIFCA/FIG respectively). […]

RIP Marlon (Sir Marlon Stanley Fitzroy)

It is with profound sadness that we inform everyone that our beautiful Miniature Schnauzer Marlon passed away on the 10th June. Marlon has been a faithful friend for many years and of course The Lighthouse Seasfarers Mission dog. Known to many seafarers Worldwide.

MNWB Award

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) Aware was presented to Debbie Lake at a reception for invited guests at Government House on Wednesday 22nd February. The Deputy Governor David Morgan said a few words of introductions, then the Chair of Trustee’s Keith Biles added his thanks and congratulations to Debbie on this prestigous award which […]

Memorial Service

The Fishing Season has started on a slightly somber note with the death of a crewman from the Her Huang 168. A Memorial Service was held at the Lighthouse Seafarer’s Mission for the Crew to enable them to have some closure, it was well attended by other members of the fishing community. The wreath was […]

Marlon Signs First Day of Issue Covers

For the 25th Anniversary year of the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission we published a set of stamps and one featured the Mission Dog Marlon so we thought what better way to make them ever more special than to have him sign them, he did 100 so these are exclusive one off’s and there are some still […]

Free Internet

A Big Thank you to Sure and their Charity organisation Sure Foundation the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission received a cheque to cover our Internet costs for another 12 months. Making contact with home is very important to Seafarers and to be able to give them an hour’s PIN code to use the internet at no cost […]

Royal Visit for the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission

November 2022 saw the Patron of Mission to Seafarers in the Falklands Islands and we were delighted to be able to host Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Sir Tim Lawrence. A very special moment when Marlon the Mission Dog was presented to Her Royal Highness, sadly we have no photographic evidence of […]

Lighthouse Seafarers Mission – Ceramics Auction

The Cermic Auction was a great success raising over £4000 for the Mission, we are very grateful and hope all the successful bidders enjoy their unique items. We want to say a big thank you to Jo Turner & Jo Summers for all the work behind the scenes and also the local artists who took […]

7th Annual Christmas Tree Festival

Opening Times: Thursday 8th December 11 am until 6pm Friday 9th December 11 am until 6pm Saturday 10th December 11 am until 6pm – One day only Raffle to win a Seadog Beer Pack 5 Numbers for £1. Sunday 11th December 11.30 am until 4pm Entrance to the Christmas Tree Festival is through the Cathedral […]

Mission Founders

During this 25th Anniversary year for the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission Mike and Kirsten Hughes remain very much in our minds. Mike and Kirsten had the vision and energy to start the Mission all those years ago and take it forward. We had hoped to bring them over from New Zealand at some point this year […]