Charity Seafarers UK publishes its manifesto
Seafarers UK, the charity for those who work at sea, has been championing seafarers since 1917 when it was formed during the First World War as King George’s Fund for Sailors.
A new ten-point manifesto sets out the charity’s commitment for seafarers’ safety and welfare before, during and after their seafaring careers.
Said Seafarers UK CEO Catherine Spencer: ‘This manifesto sets out our aspirations for seafarers, the hidden heroes of maritime. It is not aligned to any political party, but summarises what we are working on and what we want the maritime industry to consider, putting seafarers at the heart of decision making.’
‘We welcome feedback from across the sector and look forwards to working with more partners, with the common goal of ensuring seafarers and their families are able to live their best lives.’
In partnership with others, Seafarers UK will use its grant funding, encourage further collaboration and advocate on behalf of seafarers.
Seafarers UK’s asks that seafarers can:
Seafarers UK is a leading grant funder of charitable services supporting the safety and welfare needs of seafarers and their families. Every year over £2m is awarded in grant funding (£2.2m in 2019) to a range of different partners delivering services to support seafarers and their families when in stormy seas.
Through providing grant funding to organisations, Seafarers UK achieves its Royal Charter objects to support:
Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager, Seafarers UK
Phone: 020 7932 5969
Mobile: 07910 593588
Seafarers UK (King George’s Fund for Sailors) is a Registered Charity in England and Wales, No. 226446, incorporated under Royal Charter. Registered in Scotland SC038191. Registered Office: 8 Hatherley Street, LONDON, SW1P 2QT
Seafarers UK provides vital support to seafarers in need and their families, and to people intending to work at sea. We receive no government funding and rely on donations, fundraising and gifts in wills to be able to provide long-term aid. Please donate today to help us continue our work.