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Help us to Help them

Legacies are a very important source of income for us and we are very grateful to those who, after making provision for their families, are able to support us and aid our work with future generations of mariners. If you are making or renewing your Will, please remember the needs of our seafarers and their widows in financial distress. Your legacy could make a real difference to them for years to come.

Further information about the different kinds of legacies can be found below.

Residuary Legacy

A residuary legacy means you leave the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society all or part of your estate once other gifts to family and friends have been distributed.

Pecuniary Legacy

A pecuniary legacy is a fixed sum of money of your choosing.

If you would like to learn more about legacy giving, download our legacy leaflet here
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Free Will Writing Service

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has partnered with Free Wills to give our supporters the opportunity to create their legally binding, solicitor checked, Will (England & Wales) completely free of charge.

To note this can be done online, or over the phone. Wills can be created anytime throughout the year and there is absolutely no cost to either create a Will, or to update your Will, once created. Once complete Free Wills will send you an electronic version of your Will, which you can either print out yourself, or get a friend/family member to print out for you. Optional services are available at a cost for example, a professionally bound hard copy version of your will, but there is absolutely no obligation to purchase these.

Free Wills is a full member of The Society of Will Writers; is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and has over 5,000+ trusted reviews with an overall 4.9 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot. To find out more visit:

Cards & Gifts

Buying Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society greeting cards can be a great way of supporting us. We have a full range of charity cards and gifts!

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If it wasn’t for our supporters, we could not provide seafarers and their families with the essential help they need.

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