A big thank you to all of those who have already sent in their kind donation for this year's Christmas Appeal. We have raised so far a staggering total of £10,874. Please continue to send in your donations, we are extremely grateful to you as your donations make such a huge difference to the children we support. Thank you.
As you are already aware, the families we help usually come to us following a traumatic event including bereavement, terminal illness diagnosis or the breakdown of an abusive relationship. The major issue facing our families is how the children cope in these situations so we seek to let children be children and enjoy a normal family life.
The monies raised from this Christmas Appeal will be used to help pay for new winter coats and shoes for each disadvantaged child of a seafarer we support. Last year our winter clothing grant was £40 for every child we helped on our scheme throughout the United Kingdom.
We currently help 389 children and the large majority of our families do not have a car; this makes the winter clothing grant essential as the children walk and travel on public transport each day.
We understand that in the current economic situation people do not have large amounts of spare money, however any donation no matter how small would be greatly appreciated. Please click on the link below. We thank you for your ongoing support of the Society.