Mission to Seafarers
The Mission to Seafarers supports seafarers in need in over 260 ports in 71 countries around the world, through its global network of chaplains and volunteers who offer a warm welcome, practical and financial support, advocacy services, access to legal advice and family liaison.
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Sea Sunday is a national event giving people the chance to thank the brave and dedicated seafarers that deliver over 90% of the food and goods the UK uses every day.
Special services, fundraising events and ship blessings will be held all around the country. Over 600 churches will be supporting the Mission to Seafarers on the day.
Sea Sunday is a day when hundreds of services will be held around the country to give thanksgiving and prayers for the vital work that seafarers do for British people.
Anyone can attend and give their support to the people who bring 90% of all imported goods to Britain’s shores by ship, night and day, 365 days a year.
Many endure hardships and significant time away from their families. Their hard work and conditions are rarely highlighted. This year’s the focus will be on the tragic plight of abandoned seafarers who are suffering in maritime ports all over the world
The Mission to Seafarers is a charity which operates as a vital connection to the port community for emergency help and support. Its teams monitor the UK’s local ports and further afield in a total of 71 countries across the globe, offering trained, caring professionals and dedicated volunteers to assist seafarers in distress.
Tracey Clarke talked to Secretary General, The Reverend Andrew Wright,
The Mission to Seafarers has launched an appeal to bring Christmas cheer to the thousands of seafarers who bring in our luxury goods and essentials.
The international maritime charity needs donations so that its chaplains and volunteers can ease the hardship and isolation of those working at sea during the festive season.
Last year the Mission gave over 10,000 Christmas gifts to seafarers. They also provided other help, friendship and advice on board ships and in the Mission’s 260 port centres around the UK.
A seafarer’s life is a dangerous one; in fact, somewhere around the world, two lives are lost at sea every single day. The Mission tries to make a difference not only at Christmas but throughout the year.
Dianne Erskin is from South Shields Mission to Seafarers