Supporting UK Merchant Navy Seafarers and Their Families

Supporting UK Merchant Navy Seafarers and Their Families

Merchant Navy Fund COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

With thousands of seafarers working tirelessly on the frontline of the UK’s supply chain, we are appealing* to you today to help us support British Merchant Navy seafarers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.



As the world continues to fight COVID-19, our merchant seafarers are silently playing a vital role in keeping our island nation supplied with food, medicine, fuel and other essential goods, under extremely challenging and unpredictable conditions.

Seafarers working on merchant ships continue to face a wide range of challenges and many are still stranded thousands of miles away from home.

Our maritime charity partners continue to receive an increasing number of reports of crews being abandoned in foreign ports, without money or food, and unable to fly home. Prolonged restrictions on crew changes and quarantine periods are separating many Merchant Navy seafarers from their families for even longer, at what is already a distressing and unsettling time. Many ports on maritime trade routes still prevent shore-leave, denying access to shore-based facilities, including welfare services, with crews being left unassisted on board and having to rely on charitable support.

This is leaving many Merchant Navy seafarers feeling very isolated, depressed, worried about their families back at home, and extremely anxious about when they can see their loved ones again. It has therefore never been more important for our seafarers and their families to have somewhere to turn to for support.

With thousands of seafarers working tirelessly on the frontline of the UK’s supply chain, we are appealing* to you today to help us support our Merchant Navy seafarers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your donation will help us give UK merchant seafarers and their families somewhere to turn to for support at a time of crisis.


How to donate

Please note that due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19 on the way our charity operates, it currently takes 2-3 weeks for us to process your postal donations. We therefore encourage you to make donations online or by text.

Any donation, no matter how small, will make a real difference to British Merchant Navy seafarers in need and their families.

Online

Donate online by visiting donate.seafarers.uk/MNFCOVID19

Text

  • MNF 3 to 70085 to donate £3
  • MNF 5 to 70085 to donate £5
  • MNF 10 to 70085 to donate £10
  • MNF 20 to 70085 to donate £20

Phone

Phone 020 7932 0000 quoting

*We understand this might be a financially difficult time for many of our supporters. We are therefore extremely grateful for any donation you can give, no matter how small, and we’re truly grateful for your ongoing support.

Help us keep our nation afloat

With thousands of seafarers working tirelessly on the frontline of the UK’s supply chain, we are appealing to you today to help us support British Merchant Navy seafarers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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