Wear telling the world! Sunderland tall ships poster reaches 12th country

Michael Wheeler spreads the Tall Ships message in Seoul.
Michael Wheeler spreads the Tall Ships message in Seoul.

English teacher Michael Wheeler has spread the tall ships word more than 5,000 miles from Wearside.

The 31-year-old, from Ashbrooke, gets our admiration for promoting Sunderland Tall Ships 2018 in Seoul, South Korea.

Although I have lived in South Korea for eight years, I still have family and friends in Sunderland and try to get home as often as I can. I think the Tall Ships Race coming to the city is amazing

Michael Wheeler

He is pictured outside Gyeongbokgung Palace with some tourists who had hired traditional Hanbok dress to walk around the palaces.

Michael, who works as an English teacher in Seoul, helped to promote Sunderland’s maritime spectacle and said: “Although I have lived in South Korea for eight years, I still have family and friends in Sunderland and try to get home as often as I can.

“I think the Tall Ships Race coming to the city is amazing. It will be such a spectacle to see those mighty masts lined up along the Wear.”

We’re delighted that Michael helped us reach our 12th country in our bid to spread the Tall Ships word all around the world. We hope it inspires you to do the same.

How? By following these instructions.

1. Grab a copy of the free tall ships poster, which can be downloaded from https://tinyurl.com/y89uhbme. Keep it safe and take it with you on holiday.

2. When you arrive at your holiday destination, hold your poster up and have your photograph taken with it.

3. Send that picture to us – with the tag ‘Wear On Board’ – so that we can publish it.

4. Send it to us either by email to chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk send it in a message to the Sunderland Echo Facebook page, or post a hard copy of the photograph to Chris Cordner, Sunderland Echo, Alexander House, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.

Don’t forget to include information about yourself and contact details, so we can find out more about your visit.

The word is out. Let’s spread it far and wide and make sure the world knows – Wear On Board for a festival of fun.

DESTINATIONS REACHED SO FAR:

DENMARK: Aalborg.

EGYPT: Alexandria.

FINLAND: Turku.

FRANCE: Nice.

INDIA: Kerala.

ISRAEL: Ashdod; Jerusalem.

ITALY: Vatican City.

PALESTINE: Bethlehem.

SINGAPORE: Raffles Hotel.

SOUTH KOREA: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul.

SUEZ CANAL.

UK: Silverdale, Cumbria; Arnside, Cumbria