See how you and your Company, Union or Organisation can actively participate and support some or all of the activities and projects at this challenging time.
Activity suggestions for the festive season
Everyone: Electronically distribute a follow up flyer of information specifically for seafarers to be issued at the end of November.
• Organise a festive meal on board the vessel.
• Arrange a team event on board.
• Have an inter-ship competition.
• Festive singalong or Karaoke session
• Onboard quizzes
Celebrate all festivals that your seafarers may celebrate and not just Christmas.
Donate to our Christmas Appeal
If you would like to support the work we do, please click on the button below to donate to this appeal.Donate
‘12 Days Of Christmas’ Singalong Video
We are asking family, friends, shipping companies, choirs and those that appreciate our seafarers to help us make a special festive video tribute just for them. The video will be a compilation singalong of the popular ‘12 Days of Christmas’ song, but with some very special new words and will be produced as a compilation of different contributions provided from around the world. We are looking for video contributions from you to send a strong message of support and appreciation to lift the spirits of our seafarers.
Donating gifts and money
For over two centuries, seafarers’ welfare organisations around the world have helped sea-farers celebrate the end-of-year holidays. All year these organisations welcome seafarers for a visit to a seafarers’ centre, deliver goods, provide internet connections to contact their families, and offer a friendly welcome in a foreign port.
Seafarers’ welfare organisations deliver gifts from late November to early January to seafarers who are far from family over the holiday period to thank them for their hard work delivering goods needed to celebrate our end of year festivities.
During the current pandemic the seafarer welfare organisations have worked incredibly hard to support our seafarers. This has caused an extra finan-cial burden and depleted stocks of goods normally distributed over the festive period. They need your help in donating potential gifts or money for them to buy gifts.
Alternatively if you wish to support a secular seafarers’ charity providing support to seafarers and their families you may wish to consider making a donation to:
Seafarers UK – (UK and Commonwealth)
ISWAN – (Global)
Please help us to spread some cheer to those who are delivering Christmas on our behalf!
Companies that have their own employee support helplines are encouraged to remind their seafarers of how they can access these if necessary over the holiday period.
For more information, please click here.