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What We Do

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is a maritime charity which has provided nursing care and accommodation support to elderly, sick or disabled seafarers, their widows and dependants since 1865. Seafarers are a unique group of people who have spent many years of their lives at sea, whether in the Royal or Merchant Navies, Royal Fleet Auxiliary or fishing fleets. When the time comes, they often require special help and like-minded companionship. That’s where we come in.

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s purpose-built residence is situated within 14 acres of leafy Surrey countryside, with a full range of services available all on one site, including nursing care , respite care, accommodation and, in a dedicated unit, specialised dementia care. Retired seafarers from all over the UK come here for a ‘safe haven’ in sickness or old age. If you know of someone who would benefit from our help, please contact us. For a virtual 360 tour of our residence and its facilities, please click here

How We Are Funded

We are able to provide this invaluable support thanks to grant-giving organisations such as Seafarers UK, and the kindness of individuals who donate, fundraise on our behalf, or leave us a legacy.

How You Can Help

If you would like to contribute to the ongoing care of our residents now and in the future, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please support us by fundraising, making a donation or leaving a special gift in your will.

150th Anniversary Celebrations and Royal Charter Presentation by Patron HRH The Princess Royal

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Who We Are

Our Society provides seafarers with a safe haven in old age, sickness or adversity in our modern, purpose-built home and sheltered housing.

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Chief Executive,
Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt OBE

How We Help

We offer a full range of nursing care, residential care, sheltered flats, respite and specialist dementia care in our dedicated unit.

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Home Manager, Anne Kasey

Support Us

Every donation or legacy makes a vital contribution and we are grateful for any gifts we receive.


Captain Duncan Glass OBE MNM