Here at The Mission To Seafarers, we are always interested in partnership opportunities. In 2017 we started a three-year partnership with HFW.
This partnership has been extremely valuable to MtS in the provision of pro-bono legal advice covering a global governance review which has enabled MtS to update many of its outdated processes. With HFW’s assistance, we now have a clearer understanding of our governance arrangements and are forming a governance strategy based on this insight.
HFW also carried out a thorough review of our insurances and have made changes to our insurance cover. In addition, we have received invaluable advice on GDPR and a referral to a property lawyer – both of which have benefitted us enormously as an organisation.
Tomi Toluhi, Director of HR & Administration, said: “Not only has the partnership helped us make significant cost savings, but the high-quality advice has helped us to develop our governance as an organisation, so we can do more to support people at sea. We’re very grateful to HFW for their ongoing support.”
Not only has the partnership helped in this way, but also HFW have helped in other ways; they have provided generous donations towards our core work of Chaplaincy and ship visiting; sponsored the Drinks Reception for our Singapore Seafarers’ Awards in 2018 and 2019; and are now working with us on a Global Day of Action in November which involves five of their offices across the world.
Jan Webber says “Our Fundraisers in Dubai and Singapore are working closely with the HFW offices in these locations providing enhanced support for the Global Day of Action. Coordinated from London, we hope this to be a great way to engage HFW staff.”
We thank HFW for the multiple ways in which they are supporting The Mission to Seafarers to help us serve seafarers better.