Toys ‘R’ A&P in aid of the children of Sierra Leone

by tocle on November 18th, 2013 - Comments Off

Toys ‘R’ A&P in aid of the children of Sierra Leone

A&P Falmouth’s Main Office has been turned into a Toy Shop this week, showing their solidarity with Beltship and the self-discharging vessel Argosy, currently in Falmouth for drydocking.

Providing for the underprivileged children of Sierra Leone is a passion for the owners of the ship, and A&P Falmouth has used social media to help collect toys, clothes, and books which will be transported on the vessel direct to the point of need.

Peter Nimmo (Ship Manager), Jez Littlejohns (Sales Director) and Penny Phillips (Executive Assistant) co-ordinated the effort with a truly amazing result.  Peter (back row middle) said, “we have been staggered by the response and very grateful to everyone, especially to those who have gone out and collected the toys”.  Penny (back row right) said “the use of social media has played a big part in getting the word around, and we are delighted that toys leaving on the Argosy will soon be bringing joy to the children of Sierra Leone.  A message was sent out to all employees of A&P Falmouth, but it was Naomi Fryer (front left) who suggested using Facebook to get the message out more widely, with Kerry Morris (front right) spending several evenings collecting the toys.  A huge thanks to all A&P employees and those in the wider community who contributed”.

Speaking on behalf of Argosy, Mr John Hendry, Superintendent (back row left) said he was “stunned by the spontaneous generosity of A&P and the good citizens of Cornwall”. The two Captains and Senior officers are also pictured.

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