The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) is a charity that promotes co-operation between organisations that provide welfare services to merchant seafarers and their dependants within the UK.
The Board has over forty constituent member charities and maintains fifteen Port Welfare Committees throughout the UK and one in Gibraltar.
Seafarers UK works in partnership with the Merchant Navy Welfare Board in promoting the Merchant Navy Fund, a much-needed collaborative initiative. Both organisations recognise that many of those with a Merchant Navy background increasingly want to see their donations and legacies used specifically in support of British Merchant Navy seafarers and their families. All the money raised is therefore used exclusively to help finance those charities supporting our own Merchant Navy seafarers and their families. The Merchant Navy Fund is administered by Seafarers UK. For more detail please see The Merchant Navy Fund website.
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