The King George’s Fund for Sailors (KGFS) Club supports The Seafarers’ Charity to help create a world in which seafarers can thrive.

Becoming a KGFS Club member gives you the chance to support The Seafarers’ Charity, ensure the provision of essential services for seafarers in need and their families, and to keep in touch with the Charity through regular reports and special events.

When the King George’s Fund for Sailors was established in 1917, it was a time when Great Britain had come nearest to defeat in the First World War. Public sympathy for those who were fighting and dying at sea was never higher. Our aim was to ‘ensure adequate support for organisations that helped and comforted mariners in sickness and in distress and to make certain of timely aid to the widows and orphans they left behind.’

More than a 100 years later many things have changed, including our name, but our goals have not. We still retain our ambition and our commitment to that same cause.

The King George’s Fund for Sailors Club brings us closer to our most dedicated supporters, by sharing details of our work, the value of their gifts, and reminding them in a powerful way why they have chosen to support us.

What will I receive?

  • Your official KGFS Club pin and a welcome letter from our CEO
  • Specialised updates on the work that you support as well as the KGFS Club Report
  • Invitations to exclusive events and webinars.

How to join the KGFS Club:

To become a KGFS Club member, we ask for a financial commitment to support seafarers in need and their families in need, long into the future. You can support us by choosing whichever of the following options suits you:

  • donating a minimum of £120 as a lump sum
  • donating £10 per month for a year
  • donating several cash gifts throughout the year, totalling £120
  • leaving a bequest in your Will

To join the KGFS Club, please email We will then welcome you to the Club and tell you everything you need to know about being a KGFS Club member. We would also love to find out why you have chosen to support The Seafarers’ Charity in this way. This will help us grow and develop the Club in the future. If you are happy to share your story with us please let us know.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the King George’s Fund for Sailors Club, please contact our Fundraising Team: