Latest Appeal

Easter Appeal 
Will you be a vital part of our future? 

As a valued supporter of AoS, your generosity helps us to maintain our network of Port Chaplains, who provide pastoral care and practical help to seafarers far from home. 

                 We are truly grateful for all the support you have given us in the past, but economic pressures mean that we need to find new sources of income if we are to continue today’s important ministry long into the future.

                 This is why we urgently need to encourage our supporters to consider leaving a gift in their Will to AoS. We have designed four different concepts which we could use – either as advertisements or mailings – to show how leaving a legacy gift can help AoS to continue our vital work with seafarers.

                 We would appreciate your opinion in helping us to decide on the most effective approach. Please take a few minutes to read the four concepts which can be found via this link here and complete the response form to vote for the one you like best, and say why.  (We'd be grateful if you could print out the form, fill it out and return it to us).

                 We would also appreciate you considering whether you yourself could help us with a legacy gift in your Will. We realise that deciding about the provisions of your Will is a very personal and probably emotional process, and we have no wish to cause you any offence or upset by our request.

Leaving a legacy gift can help Apostleship of the Sea continue our vital work with seafarers

                 We know that we are one of many charities who are currently asking for legacies, but we are a small charity not well known to the general public, and we rely heavily on our loyal supporters. This is why every legacy, no matter what the size, really matters to us.

                 Before making up your mind, you may wish to watch a new short film we are making about legacy giving – please tick the box on the response form and we will send it in a few weeks’ time.

                 If you do decide to leave us a legacy, we will automatically enrol you in our new Legacy Society, as a sign of our appreciation. You will receive a badge, occasional extra information about our work, and invitations to special events. (If you would prefer not to be a member of our Legacy Society, then just let us know on the form). 

                On behalf of our port chaplains and the seafarers they help, we thank you in advance for considering supporting us in this way. A legacy gift will ensure that your faith and values live on, through our valuable work of meeting the spiritual and welfare needs of seafarers around the country.

                Thank you very much for your help.

                Yours sincerely,

                 Alastair Emblem
                 Legacy Officer