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'No shipping, no shopping'

Seawork’s chosen charity for 2023 is The Seafarers’ Charity. We rely on seafarers to transport over 90% of the things we take for granted, including food, fuel and medicines; to catch our fish and protect our shores.

Every day, seafarers are exposed to the hazards of a life at sea: dangerous physical labour, harsh weather, antisocial hours, no guarantee of a stable income, and months of being away from their families. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers have been struggling through extreme working and living conditions without many of the basic rights we enjoy.

The Seafarers’ Charity was conceived by far-sighted ship owners and officers, championed by King George V and first launched in 1917 as the King George’s Fund for Sailors (KGFS). The charity’s vision is to create ‘a world where seafarers and their families are valued and free of need and disadvantage’. 

The Seafarers’ Charity puts funding where it matters; grant giving to maritime charities brings truly life-changing impact for many who work – or have worked – at sea, and their families. The grants reduce hardships experienced by seafarers by enabling environments where, instead, they can thrive, supporting their practical and welfare needs at home, in port and at sea, often far from home. The charity’s work also enables them to connect with loved ones – and to find comfort and companionship in retirement.

In 2022, donations helped The Seafarers’ Charity to:
Award 72 grants
Support 61 organisations
Support 11 organisations that are new to them
Award £3.1m in total funding

Learn more about the work of The Seafarers’ Charity here

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team at Seawork. 

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