Currently the primary charity supported by the company is the Ninos Pag Asa Centre, based in Olongapo, Philippines. It is an orphanage for those who are not cared for nor looked after by any other agency.
It is authorised and licensed to operate as a social work agency giving medical assistance, educational programmes, skills training and community based rehabilitation. The centre not only look after those who are resident, but also educate and assist other children and adults in the local community.
Global Marine has been supporting the centre since Cable Retriever arrived in 1998. The Captain of the Cable Retriever, together with the Make a Difference Team (MAD), in the UK take responsibility for supporting the orphanage and organise many activities to this end throughout the year.
Since 2017, the company has supported The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), a charity whose mission is to achieve integration of physically disabled and able-bodied people aged 16+by empowering individuals to discover their abilities and to focus on what they can do rather than want they cannot.
Through the experience of tall ship sailing, individuals arrive on board with doubts about the voyage and their ability to cope, but leave with new found confidence about themselves, new friends and knowing that they can be a valued member of a team. The charity aim to break down barriers and correct misconceptions around disability, by educating and informing all their voyage crew and volunteers.