The Sailors Children's Society

Why does the Veterans' Foundation support The Sailors Children's Society?

Seafaring families in difficulty can turn to the Sailors Children’s Society following an event like a bereavement, the diagnosis of a terminal illness or the breakdown of a marriage.
Vital support is offered to children in these often traumatic circumstances until the family is self-sufficient once again or the children have completed full-time education. In some cases, it also provides support to two-parent families including grandparents who have served on the water and are bringing up their grandchildren.
All staff undergo continued professional development and training, plus team member talk to families on a daily basis to ensure the best level of support is provided.

The society, which currently helps over 450 children and young people, is able to carry out its life-changing work thanks to donations, legacies and local fund-raising events. Trusts and grants are also provided by organisations such as Seafarers UK, the Royal Marines Charity and Trinity House.

Without financial support like this, it would be impossible for Sailors Children’s Society to help the many existing families, who are receiving help as well as those who will require help and assistance in the future.

How you can support the Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to hundreds of UK-based military charities and organisations since its inception in 2016. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and millions of pounds have been given to projects that have a positive impact on British veterans, and their dependents, in need.

If you’d like to become of a supporter of the Veterans’ Foundation you can do so by making a donation, by fundraising, by leaving something to Veterans' Foundation in your will or by joining the Veterans’ Lottery. Thank you.