Charities

We are proud to announce the official charities for the Seatrade Awards 2018

The Seatrade Awards are delighted to be supporting both Seafarers UK and The Mission to Seafarers. 

In addition to donating £5 from each ticket sale to both charities, the Seatrade Awards will feature a silent auction; providing you with an opportunity to give back to the wider maritime community.

Seafarers UK

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Seafarers UK has been helping people in the maritime community for 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families, and to those in education or training who are preparing to work or serve at sea. The charity does this by giving grants to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Last year Seafarers UK gave grants totalling £3.17 million to over 60 maritime welfare charities. Seafarers UK receives no government funding and relies on donations and fundraising to be able to carry on providing long-term aid. Without this, there simply wouldn’t be the level of support the charity is able to provide today and that last year gave hope and help to over 185,000 seafarers, their families, and those preparing to work or serve at sea when they needed it most.

Find out more: seafarers.uk

The Mission to Seafarers

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The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to many of the 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat. Piracy, shipwreck, abandonment and separation from loved ones are just a few of the problems merchant seafarers face.

We work in over 200 ports in 50 countries with 121 Seafarers’ Centres caring for seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs. Through our network of chaplains, staff and volunteers we offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to seafarers through ship visits, drop-in seafarers' centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.

With our large global footprint, we are well placed to respond immediately to seafarers when they arrive in port. All our Chaplains are trained in post-traumatic stress counselling and can spot when all is not well with a seafarer.  The daily interactions of our Chaplains help resolve seafarers’ problems, which goes some way to contributing to safety at sea and improving mental well-being.

2017 statistics

  • 65,000 ship visits, encountering approx. 325,000 seafarers on board their ships
  • 580,000 visits made to our centres
  • 267,000 seafarers transported
  • 895 Justice and Welfare Cases

Find out more: www.missiontoseafarers.org/