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Our chosen charity: Sailors’ Society

Marine Travel is proud to support Sailors’ Society, an international maritime welfare charity. The charity reaches out to 1,000 merchant seafarers and their families each day, providing practical, emotional and spiritual welfare support in 94 ports and 30 countries.

Since 2006 we have raised in excess of £18,830.00 towards Sailors’ Society’s work with seafarers, their families and communities around the world.

Why should you care?

Almost 90 per cent of everything we own or use comes to us by sea – our cars, our computers, our phones. Seafarers spend up to a year away from home and face challenges such as violent storms, extreme loneliness and the threat of piracy to bring us the goods we use every day.

How you can help

There are so many ways for you and your business to lend your support. You could sponsor a Sailors’ Society project or get involved in one of their amazing challenge events. You could make the switch to BySea coffee or donate your pre-loved goods to one of their charity shops. If you have time to give, you could volunteer as a ship visitor or hold your own fundraising event in their aid. Or do as we have and select them as your nominated charity!

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Sailors’ Society chaplains and volunteers visit crews on board ships offering everything from a friendly ear and WiFi to make that all-important call home, to transport into town. The charity also offers family outreach, welfare grants and scholarships to those in need.

Help for seafarers

Sailors’ Society is a leading light in the fight against poor mental health at sea. Their Wellness at Sea programme, which includes a coaching course, free app and online training, helps seafarers and their companies to maintain good health and wellbeing on board.

Help in a crisis

Sailors’ Society’s Crisis Response Network (CRN) provides counselling, signposting and welfare support to survivors of incidents at sea such as abandonment, accident and ambush.

Help for seafaring communities

Sailors’ Society runs projects to help seafaring communities from some of the poorest countries in the world. Recent projects include funding the education of children in a seafaring community in Ghana and rebuilding the homes, lives and livelihoods of Filipino families who lost everything to Typhoon Haiyan.