Media/News

Viola Trawler

The judges' decision is final... for now

3 December 2018

Adding gin tasting to “any other business” at the end of a meeting is a sure way to ensure people press on through the agenda, but there was nothing trivial about the last job of the day at the latest meeting of the trustees.

With Emma Kinton and Simon P…

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Viola Trawler

Gin partnership is just the tonic

30 November 2018

Trustees behind the Viola campaign are sending a message in a bottle after securing their first sponsorship deal.

The partnership has given the owners of Hotham’s Distillery a licence to produce a special brand of their hand-crafted gin which will carry …

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Viola Trawler

The Viola’s role in “the forgotten war”

20th October 2018

The vital role played by British fishermen and their vessels in protecting the nation during the Great War is outlined by Dr Robb Robinson, a trustee of the Viola campaign, in a new podcast.

Robb, an acclaimed maritime historian and author and Honorary R…

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Viola Trawler

Shipping dinner boosts fund by almost £2,000

10th October 2018

Guests at one of the region’s leading shipping industry dinners have boosted the Viola campaign by almost £2,000.

The money was raised from donations and a raffle at the Grimsby and Immingham Shipping Association Dinner and has now been forwarded to the …

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Viola Trawler

Patron urges businesses to back the Viola campaign

3rd October 2018

Businesses from across the region came together for an event to promote the campaign to bring the Viola back to Hull.

Alan Johnson, former Hull West and Hessle MP, was the guest speaker in his role as Patron of the Viola Trust. Sponsorship was provided b…

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