Isle of Man Maritime General Manager to Raise Funds for Seafarers and Fishing Fleet

6 Walks | 6 Ports | 6 Weeks!

Lee Clarke Vorster

General Manager, Lee Clarke Vorster

Isle of Man Maritime Limited (‘Isle of Man Maritime’) is pleased to announce that its General Manager, Captain Lee Clarke, is undertaking a walking challenge to raise money for charities which support seafarers and the fishing fleet.

The ‘Port 2 Port Challenge’ which started on Saturday (17th July) aims to raise funds and awareness of the seafarer and fishing communities on the Island. Each Saturday for the next six weeks, Lee will embark on a walk from one port to another. He will be joined by various guests along the way and will be livestreaming about the Island’s maritime history, careers in Maritime as well as highlighting the work of each charity for whom funds are being raised.

Last year, Lee along with three others raised £3,000 for The Seafarers’ Charity and the Isle of Man King Georges Fund for Sailors (KGFS). This year, Lee hopes to raise £5,000 and add the Isle of Man RNLI and the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network’s (‘ISWAN’) ‘Yacht Crew’ helpline to his charity list following their support and assistance to Manx crews over the last 14 months.

Catherine Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of The Seafarers’ Charity, said: “The Seafarers’ Charity is thrilled that Captain Lee Clarke is yet again supporting seafarers in his latest Port 2 Port challenge. Lee works tirelessly, through his professional roles and as an Isle of Man King George’s Fund for Sailors committee member, doing sponsorship and fundraising events for The Seafarers’ Charity, who provide grant award funding to support seafarers. We are so thankful to Lee for his years of commitment to the sector he loves so much.”

Commenting on this event, Lee said: “I am excited to be highlighting the amazing work being done by our seafarers and fisherman during the pandemic and to raise money for charities that have supported them during this difficult time.”

The six legs of the Port 2 Port Challenge will be:

1. Castletown to Port St Mary
2. Port St Mary to Peel
3. Peel to Ramsey
4. Ramsey to Laxey
5. Laxey to Douglas
6. Douglas to Castletown

To show your support to Lee and support the various maritime charities, you can donate through his Just Giving page here.