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With no government funding, Seafarers UK have always relied on the generosity of others to help make a real difference to people’s lives across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Legacies are crucial to every aspect of our work. In particular, they help us to plan and maintain services in a consistent way. A bequest may not be available to us for some considerable time, but it will provide a vital source of income for the years ahead, helping us to withstand future recessionary times.

Each year we are amazed at the extreme lengths to which some of our supporters will go to raise funds for Seafarers UK. However, you do not have to conquer 24 Peaks in 24 hours, run marathons or abseil down the side of iconic buildings to be a living legend in our eyes; simply leaving a gift in your Will is legendary enough.

Download our Legacy Pack to find out more about leaving a legacy to Seafarers UK, or telephone us on 020 7932 0000 or email seafarers@seafarers.uk for more information.

Did you know

Did you know that if your total estate is worth in excess of the current inheritance tax threshold, it could be liable for 40% tax, and that as of 6 April 2012, people who leave 10% or more of their net estate to charity can choose to pay a reduced rate of Inheritance Tax of 36%?

So if you decide to leave a legacy to Seafarers UK, money that might otherwise be taken in tax will benefit our work. Your estate on another hand might benefit, where appropriate, from a reduction in Inheritance Tax which might be payable.

You can also be assured that we will put your kind donation to very good use, and no matter how big or small your donation is, it will go a long way to supporting our future work, and we thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Thank you to our supporters

Last year, our legacy income amounted to £436,000. This represented 12% of the grants we awarded in the same year.

See how your donations support our work

Learn more

If you would like to find out more about leaving a legacy to Seafarers UK, please download our Legacy Pack, or if you have any questions, please telephone us on 020 7932 0000 or email seafarers@seafarers.uk.

Download our Legacy Pack