Through the Child Support Scheme the Society currently supports over 400 children whose families have served in the fishing fleets or the Royal/Merchant Navy.
We also help children whose parent has worked on the inland waterways, canals and rivers. The aim of the Society is to provide not only the basic necessities of life such as clothing, but to allow the children to partake in everyday activities that will enable them to achieve their full potential and take their place in society.
Our financial, practical and emotional support reaches out to single parent families (many of them single due to bereavement) and to families where one of the parents is too ill, or disabled to work, and the other acts as carer. All the families must be in receipt of a mean tested benefit before being able to apply for the Society's help.
To find out more about the
Sailors' Children's Society and how you can help please visit our How You Can Help page.