Birthdays are usually a time for joy and celebration, but for seafarers, they are often a reminder of the loneliness and isolation they can feel, miles away from their friends and family. And so we are asking you to do something really special for your birthday this year…
Could you donate your birthday this year by asking loved ones to donate whatever they can to Stella Maris instead of buying you gifts and cards?
Our chaplains work in over 300 ports across the world providing friendship and support to seafarers and fishers in times of crisis.
Seafarers who are miles from their home and loved ones can often feel lonely, depressed and exploited. By donating your birthday to a seafarer you are giving them the greatest gift of all, the gift of friendship.
How it works
Donate your birthday
The first step is simple – just pledge your birthday by using the form below.
Create your fundraiser
Help support seafarers
The money you raise will help to make sure that seafarers and fishers don’t have to face a crisis alone