Overall in 2019 the MNWB’s Seafarer Support team managed to generate a total of £104,349.91 in grants for UK serving/retired seafarers and their families.
The grants provided are used to help UK serving/retired seafarers and their families with everyday essentials such as furniture, cookers, washing machines etc. and in some cases the cost of raising children for those who have lost a parent or are experiencing hardship.
Thanks to Seafarers Hospital Society, Shipwrecked Mariners' Society, Nautilus International, Marine Professionals - IMarEST, Sailors Childrens Society, Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Trinity House and Tyne Mariners' our team was able to assist those who contacted the team for advice and support last year.
Seafarer Support is run by the MNWB and provides UK serving/retired seafarers and their dependants with a referral helpline service who they can turn to for assistance.
If you’d like to know more about the service you can find out by clicking here.