International Service

Worldwide help, Mercy Ships, LendwithCare, and ShelterBox.

Linda - Inspiring International Leader



Dr Felicity Avann working aboard a Mercy Ship

Mercy Ships 

Borderland support volunteers to work on Mercy Ships and have recently made substantial donations to assist those on board.

Why ?  click on "Mercy Ships" [More>>] button for what and why.

LendwithCare - continues


Small enterprise loans are needed in poorer parts of the world where commercial finance facilities are not effective.  Borderland Rotary donate and work with the LendWithCare charity to provide support when needed.  This is always ongoing and requires regular attention.


The total amount loaned so far is £ 11,300 with 262 micro loans.

As loans are repaid, more are created.


International Disaster Response

Borderland remains concerned about the number and scale of natural disasters which occur around the world.  Support donations are made where and when we can, but in turn, these are dependant on local generosity supporting our fundraising schemes.  Many of these schemes are for local community benefit.

Borderland Rotary donate to earthquake emergencies

Borderland Rotary have responded to major earthquakes with donations of £1000 to ShelterBox, a charity that’s been supported by Borderland Rotary since its inception in 2000. 

Cathy Osselton, who leads the Borderland Rotary International Team, said “You can’t help but be moved by the tragic scenes that have been on our TVs and Borderland Rotary immediately discussed the best way that we might help.  As we had been involved with ShelterBox for many years, it was decided that this would be the quickest and most effective use of our donations because they already have people in the area”.

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity based in Cornwall and is one of the most innovative charities as it provides direct physical help to the heart of the disaster area. Typical the large green ShelterBox contains tents as temporary shelter, water filters, water carriers, solar lights, cooking sets, blankets and mats and even a children’s activity pack. All the items are packed in the sturdy green box and distributed by the ShelterBox Response Teams directly to the people on the ground who are in distress. The aid is tailored to the nature of each individual disaster so items supplied may vary.


  Apart from contributing to individual disaster appeals, Borderland actively supports Shelterbox and has received their Bronze Certification.

Borderland Rotary volunteers collecting for Shelterboxes.  


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International Service sub-pages:

Mercy Ship at Sea

Mercy Ships

more Volunteer support for the Hospital Ship Charity