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Her Majesty’s Commissioner responds to Viola message in a bottle

3rd January 2020

The campaign to bring the Viola back to Hull from her current resting place in the South Atlantic has received greetings from Her Majesty’s representative in the region following the safe delivery of gifts from the people of Hull.

Nigel Phillips CBE, Her…

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Trust joins forces with Sailors’ Children’s Society to offer close-up view of Viola return

25th November 2019

The 102-year-old son of a former skipper of the Viola has signed up to support two of his favourite charities which have joined forces to create a unique fund raising offer.

Eric Tharratt has signed two of the “Homeward Bound” calendars produced by the V…

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Viola Trust to deliver message in a bottle to Her Majesty’s Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

22nd November 2019

A bottle of gin hand-made in Hull by a multi award-winning distillery is on its way to the Falkland Islands as a gift from the Viola Trust.

Also being delivered is a message in a bottle signed by the Lord Mayor of Hull, a trustee of the Viola campaign an…

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Book now for a celebration dinner to launch the new Viola gin

2nd November 2019

Hotham’s Distillery have created a second Viola gin which will be launched at a celebration dinner at 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar.

The company unveiled an Old Tom Viola gin a year ago to help raise funds to support the Viola appeal.

Now they have produced…

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Viola campaign to benefit from calendar of famous ships

21st October 2019

The campaign to bring the Viola back to Hull will benefit from a unique calendar which has been produced to raise funds and to increase awareness of the project.

Larry Malkin, an artist from Welwick, East Yorkshire, initiated the project and has painted …

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