Supporting us

There are a variety of ways that you can help us, in our important work to support seafarers, from across the world, who find themselves on our shores here.


We always need funds to support the work we do.  We work hard to get what we need through practical donations and through voluntary means, but there are some things we just have to buy and fund ourselves.  Click here to find our more about donating.


This is the lifeblood of what we do.  There are various ways you can help (for full details click here):

  • Visiting the crews on the numerous cruise ship entering the Firth of Forth
  • Visiting the crews on oil tankers, cargo ships or gas tankers
  • Supporting the work in the centre at Grangemouth
  • Joining the band of knitters across Scotland
  • Would you like to become more involved and consider becoming a Trustee

where appropriate training will be given.

To explore any of these options drop us an email at


Yes – the crews of ships often board a ship in summer in the Philippines, dressed in shorts and t-shirt. Soon you find yourself transiting freezing Arctic waters with only your overalls to keep you warm.  We are always grateful for gifts of warm knitted items which our chaplains and volunteers can pass on to seafarers in need, and it provides them with a first means of communicating with them, which can be invaluable.  For more details, click here.