How can you support and donate to the cause?
Our single will be available to download on iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon, where all proceeds from the sale of the single and donations to the project's fundraising page will be split equally among the four charities. The music video is also available to watch on our YouTube Channel, watch here. Please donate to our project and help us raise money for charities supporting seafarers globally, click here.
Who is behind Sing for Seafarers?
Ince: A trusted partner with a leading maritime law practice and dedicated team of legal and business services professionals across 21 offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Royal Museums Greenwich: Home to the National Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark, they are dedicated to enriching people’s understanding of the sea and welcomed 2.65 million visitors in 2018-19. From 17 May 2021, the National Maritime Museum are hosting their free Exposure: Lives at Sea photography exhibition; which explores what life is really like for those who work at sea today through a series of photographs taken by those working in the maritime industry.
The Mission to Seafarers:The Mission is on call 365 days a year providing help for seafarers in over 200 ports around the world. In 2019 they visited 75,220 ships and encountered 376,000 seafarers on board with 435,000 visits to their 121 centres across the globe.
Sailors’ Society: With more than 200 years’ experience supporting seafarers in ports, Sailors’ Society also works on the ground with seafaring families and communities in need. The charity has responded to the pandemic by expanding its groundbreaking mental health and wellbeing programme, Wellness at Sea, offering free wellness training, advice and support to seafarers, their families and shore staff. Sailors’ Society reaches out to more than 23,000 beneficiaries every month around the globe through its network of chaplains, 24/7 helplines and online initiatives.
The Seafarers’ Charity: Doing more for seafarers. And doing it even better. The Seafarers’ Charity (formerly Seafarers UK) have been improving the lives of seafarers and their families for over 100 years. The charity started as the King George’s Fund for Sailors, providing vital assistance in troubled times. Today, they are evolving guided by the same powerful vision. Through grant giving, they are bringing about truly life-changing impact for many who work – or have worked – at sea, and their families. Alongside this they are also using funding, collaboration, research and advocacy to tackle the root causes of seafarer hardship and disadvantage in the UK and around the world.
Stella Maris: 100 years after their foundation in Glasgow, they are the largest ship visiting network in the world, with a global network of over 1,000 chaplains and volunteers in 334 ports spread across 59 countries. Each year this remarkable team conducts around 70,000 ship visits to provide welfare services, advice, friendship, practical and pastoral care to all seafarers, regardless of nationality, belief or race.
Other links and resources
Webinar: What have you done for me lately? The perils of ignoring yacht crew mental health issues (Rachel Butlin, Partner, Ince)
Webinar: The impact of Covid-19 restrictions on crew changes – a global position (Rania Tadros, Managing Partner, Ince Dubai)
Exhibition: Exposure - Lives at Sea photography exhibition (starting 17 May 2021 at Royal Museums Greenwich)