HMS Shoreham help disabled children and adults in Bahrain

Sailors from HMS Shoreham and personnel from the United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) helped children and adults with learning disabilities create a giant mural.

The teams spent time with more than 120 people in Bahrain to finish the artwork which will hang in the atrium of Harbour Gate, in the Bahrain Financial Centre.

The project was organised by the charity Bahrain 4 All, All 4 Bahrain and coincided with World Disability Day.

Petty Officer Adam Thompson, from minehunter HMS Shoreham, said: “It was fantastic seeing all of the children and young people enjoying themselves and being so happy painting.”

It was fantastic seeing all of the children and oung people enjoying themselves and being so happy painting.

Petty Officer Adam Thompson

UKMCC Chaplain Reverend Mark Mander was proud of the Royal Navy for helping. He added: “Our sailors constantly excel in representing themselves and the Royal Navy at such events like this where they are able to come alongside and help people from the community.

“The teams from UKMCC and HMS Shoreham demonstrated kindness, patience and understanding as they assisted the children and young people in their project.”

Nivedeita Dhadphale, founder of Bahrain 4 All, All 4 Bahrain, said the event showed their allegiance to the disabled community.