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Christmas Appeal

When family are on the other side of the world, your support for seafarers can be life-changing

As we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, a time to honour and give thanks for families everywhere, we think of seafarers who sacrifice time with their own families to bring us the food we eat, the cars we drive, the technology we use.

As we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, a time to honour and give thanks for families everywhere, we think of seafarers who sacrifice time with their own families to bring us the food we eat, the cars we drive, the technology we use.

For seafarers, being away from family is one of the toughest pressures of the job.

But you can help seafarers stay connected with their loved ones.

As you remember the Holy Family, you can bring the joy of family life to seafarers visiting our shores by helping to provide them with free internet.

Cesar, a first engineer on a car carrier ship, missed Christmas with his three children because he was at sea. After connecting to them with our Mifi unit, Cesar was straight on the phone. “It’s late evening in the Philippines, so I can speak to my wife and daughter,” he said. “I’ve been married for 22 years and at sea for 15 years, so we are used to this. It’s so nice to speak to them. I won’t speak to them again until the next port.”

Recently we brought free internet to a ship’s crew in Immingham. One of the men got to see his lovely baby girl, born just a week earlier! What an incredible gift for that seafarer.

With chaplains in more than 60 UK ports, we’re in a unique position to reconnect hundreds of families every year. But your help is needed.

Your support can offer more seafarers this vital free connection, so they can stay in touch with their wives and children at this holy time of the year.

Please, will you help seafarers reconnect with family?

Imagine a seafarer seeing the smiling faces of his wife and children after a long, hard passage at sea. Picture his joy as they share the precious details of family life. This is the gift you can give, this Holy Family feast day, to seafarers who work so hard to bring us the goods we use every day.

Thank you so much for your kindness towards those visiting our shores.



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