This Mission to Seafarers helps the 1.5 million people in the UK and around the world who work at sea, in over 200 ports and 50 countries. We’re available 365 days a year, providing the practical, emotional and spiritual help these brave men and women need to carry out their work, while living away from their loved ones for months at a time.
This wouldn’t be possible without the support of trusts and foundations, who provide a substantial amount of our voluntary income.
In recent years, charitable trusts and foundations have helped us to:
- Replace cars and minibuses – which help seafarers get from isolated ports to towns and local amenities
- Recruit and train volunteers
- Set up new Seafarers Centres
- Meet the costs of running existing Seafarers Centres
We’re grateful for any and all support and are asking you to join the many trusts and foundations who back our work.
In return, we provide regular updates on specific projects and the direct impact of your support on our work. We’re committed to ensuring that everyone who works with us knows how their help is benefitting the lives of seafarers.
The Mission would like to thank our major trust funders:
Merchant Navy Welfare Board
The Merchant Navy Welfare Board has helped us open a new Seafarers Centre in Port Talbot, South Wales, through a generous donation of £35,000.
The new centre offers high-quality respite care to the hundreds of seafarers who visit the port each year, providing them with a place to relax, socialise, and connect with friends and family back home.
The centre provides seafarers with access to a number of modern facilities, including free wifi, games consoles, and a shop selling snacks and essential items. For those who need it, emotional, spiritual and practical support is provided onsite by the port chaplain, centre manager and volunteer staff.
If you are a Trustee, or have links to a Charitable Trust, and would like to find out more, please contact Virginie.Potbury@missiontoseafarers.org