Mairéad Ní Cheóinín has been appointed to Seafarers
UK as the charity's new Corporate Fundraising Manager where her
focus will be on engaging with the commercial maritime
Mairéad brings a wealth of business development, marketing
experience and industry knowledge to the position from her
previous roles, working with Steamship Mutual P&I,
TradeWinds, Informa PLC in London and the Irish Maritime
Development Office in Dublin.
Mairéad joins the grant-giving, campaigning and fundraising
charity at an exciting time, as it celebrates its Centenary and
is looking ahead to the next phase of its future. Her role will
be to raise awareness of Seafarers UK's wider impact within the
maritime charity sector.
Seafarers UK aims to increase financial support for its
charitable work through encouraging participation in corporate
donations, employee fundraising, challenge events and payroll
giving, as well as funding support for specific projects.
Last year Seafarers UK awarded £2.57 million in funding to 69
organisations and projects, helping more than 185,000 people in
Commenting on her appointment Mairéad Ní Cheóinín said 'I am
honoured to join Seafarers UK at this juncture. It is vitally
important to maintain awareness within the maritime and fishing
sectors of the contribution Seafarers UK has made and continues
to protect and provide for the welfare of past, present and
future seafarers. I am looking forward to promoting all the great
work and initiatives Seafarers UK supports to our existing and
new corporate partners and donors.'
Nigel Shattock, Seafarers UK's Director of Fundraising &
Communications, said 'I am very pleased to be able to announce
Mairéad's appointment. The Seafarers UK team is looking forward
to working with Mairéad in her role of reaching out to the wider
maritime sector and asking firms and their staff to get to know
our unique charity better, and to work with us in achieving our
goals of helping seafarers in need, supporting maritime youth and
in raising awareness of the opportunities that this fantastic
sector has to offer.'