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January 2020

Dear Supporter,

Welcome to the first edition of Seapost in 2020!

Over the past year our grant-funding programme supported 43 maritime organisations and projects with total funding of £2.2 million. Thank you to our donors, fundraisers, partners and everyone who supported our work to make this possible. Read more about our impact in 2019 in our newly published Seaview newsletter and learn how you could get involved with our work in 2020, below. 

Best wishes,

Laura Gineitaite, Editor

Calling veteran seafarers to share their stories

As part of the UK’s VE Day 75th anniversary commemorations in May 2020, we are launching a Veterans Appeal to raise funds in support of seafaring veterans and their families.

We are seeking stories from seafaring veterans and their family members to help raise public awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence as an island nation on the men and women who work or serve at sea.

Find out more about our Veterans Appeal and how you can get involved.

New challenge events for 2020

In 2020 we are offering places in more events across the UK, including the Hull Half Marathon and the Great South Run.

Find out how to become a part of #TeamSeafarersUK on our website or contact

Already booked a challenge event place and want to raise funds in support of Seafarers UK? Get in touch!

The 24 Peaks Challenge, 4-5 July

One of the toughest, most exhilarating and empowering events is back again in 2020! 

Our 24 Peaks Challenge will see teams hiking 31 miles over 24 peaks in the Lake District in 24 hours. See photos from last year's event and learn more about how to join us this summer and raise funds for Seafarers UK. 

Make a difference to the maritime community

We are continuing to fund essential lifelines for seafarers in need, wherever they are in their seafaring career, as well as their families, but we need your help to continue our work.

Please get involved:

You can also make a difference with social media - celebrate your birthday or other occasion with a Facebook fundraiser or add a donate sticker to Instagram stories and select Seafarers UK.

Are you eligible for a grant?

If you're an organisation, or you run a project which benefits seafarers or their dependants, or positively impacts the maritime community, you may be eligible to access grant funding from Seafarers UK to help your work. Check if you are eligible for a grant.