Sam the Fender Returns to the Tyne


As one of rock’s biggest properties gets set to headline at the Mouth of The Tyne Festival, MVS Northumbria are paying their own tribute to his musical talent.
The Unit have christened one of their boat’s rubber fenders with the name Sam in honour of the rising star.

Head of Unit, Volunteer Officer Angela Carrington said;
“Like thousands of others, I and other members of the Unit are massive fans of Sam Fender. He’s a local lad from the banks of the Tyne where we operate from.
We’ve nicknamed our largest fender “Sam” for some time now and thought it was a fitting tribute as he is playing just along the river.”

Sam says he’s amazed by the tribute, “this is the greatest North Shields accolade to date. I’m honoured, I hope my face protects your boat.”