Help us to secure our future

Become 1 in a 1000 by completing a Standing Order form –  Click here*

* please print this out and send it to your bank

The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million crewmen and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat and provide all of us with goods which we use in our everyday lives, often not understanding the journey they took to arrive. The Mission to Seafarers Scotland works throughout Scotland, caring for seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs, through one full-time Chaplain and a band of ship-visiting volunteers, providing them with practical, emotional and spiritual support.

We rely almost entirely on individual donations and periodic grants to carry out this support to our seafarers, but the reliance on this means it is very difficult to plan our work, from year to year. This is why we have launched the “R U 1 in a 1000?” campaign. We are looking to build up 1,000 supporters, pledging just £10 per month. If we can achieve that, the future of our work will be both secure and sustainable for years to come. We know that many people have limited incomes but, next time you buy a banana from a supermarket, or a shirt from a clothes shop, pause and think of the crewmen and women who helped to bring them across the seas to our shores. Your £10 will bring them a supportive chaplain to talk to, who is not from their employer, it will help them call their loved ones back home, it will give them time off ship in our Seafarer’s Centre or a taxi ride into the nearest town. Welcome relief when you have been in the middle of the ocean for weeks at a time.

Sincerely – thank you.