Your lasting gift

Our supporters have helped the Mission carry out our vital work since it began in the 19th century. Gifts in Wills make up more than a third of the Mission’s income, and play a significant part in funding our work with seafarers at home and abroad ever since.

Supporting us with a gift in your Will today can help us to continue to support seafarers wherever they are and whatever danger they may face.

Why your gift is so important

Seafarers depend upon The Mission to Seafarers night and day, 365 days a year. Their lives are frequently filled with danger, loneliness and, at times, despair. Their families are often oceans away on the other side of the world and email is still only available to less than 25 per cent of seafarers on board ships. This means that port welfare centres, like our Mission ‘Flying Angel’ rest and recovery facilities, are a vital resource where crews can find a safe way to contact home.

Seafaring remains one of the world’s most dangerous occupations, with over 1,000 people dying at sea in 2012 through shipwreck, grounding or collisions. Injuries and sickness are frequent. Long periods of time spent on board ship, with small crews often made up of different nationalities, means that companionship becomes harder to find. In these harsh economic times, with even quicker turnaround times having time to go ashore becomes much more difficult.

We very much need your generous support and a gift in your Will is vital for the work of the Mission now and in the future.

Find out more

If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your Will to The Mission to Seafarers, please contact [email protected]