The ITF Seafarers Trust has made a significant donation to the Nautilus Welfare Fund to support its programme to expand and improve accommodation options at the Mariners’ Park Estate on the banks of the River Mersey.
The of £600,000 donation will contribute to the costs of building of 12 new apartments for retired mariners at the 16-acre site in Wallasey. The new apartments will replace 12 old one-bedroomed apartments built in the early 1900s and which were no longer fit for purpose.
The new apartments will be two-bedroomed, and include an en suite wet room. All apartments will also have a patio or balcony. There will be lift access to the first floor and new landscaped gardens.
Nautilus welfare services manager Mick Howarth commented: ‘We are delighted with this very generous donation from the ITF Seafarers Trust. Its mission is to improve the welfare of mariners, and this contribution to the new accommodation will provide support for retired mariners for generations.
‘We have already demolished the old properties, building work will commence in January, and we expect the new apartments to be ready for occupation by the year end,’ he added.
• Any retired mariners interested in moving to Mariners’ Park can apply for accommodation by emailing [email protected] or by telephoning (0151)346 8840. Further information is also available on the Charity’s website: www.nautiluswelfarefund.org.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018