The generosity and help of the Seaman’s Mission charity, which supports the families of fishermen through difficult times has spurred the formation of the Fishwives Choir, which now raises money for the charity.

When Jane Dolby from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex lost her fisherman husband in a storm in 2008 she was grateful for the support she received from the Mission and formed the choir with other women who had lost their partners to what is the most dangerous peacetime occupation.

The choir has recorded a fusion of two relevant songs, “When the Boat Comes in” and “Eternal Father” with a poignant video featuring watercolours of some of the men the choir members have lost at sea.

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