Patron: Dr.Tony Press
Co-ordinator: Tina Congues
Dear expeditioner’s partner, parent, relative or friend.
Greetings from the Antarctic Family and Friends’ Association (AFFA).
AFFA creates opportunities for those people with loved ones in Antarctica to meet and share stories and encourage friendships during the time spent apart. Association members are people who share a love of Antarctica, and those who have experienced this kind of separation are more likely to understand the problems faced by people at home. One of the aims of the Association is to be an ongoing source of support and encouragement when members feel a need to share interests or concerns. Through friendships established during this time, members often continue to subscribe and participate for many years after the return of their Expeditioner. Communication systems in Antarctica have improved greatly over recent years, and it is now much easier and less costly to telephone and email the Antarctic stations, however nothing beats personal, face-to-face contact during this time of separation.