Donation to Mercy Ships

£250 donated to this appeal

The Global Grant challenge was launched by RGB7I President Debbie Hodge (2018-19) in May 2019.

The Mercy Ships Fundraising Project has exceeded all expectations, and has allowed a Rotary Foundation Global Grant to be submitted for review in the sum of $1.11M. The Trustees of the Rotary Foundation will make their decision in early June 2020.

The Project has galvanised the generosity of Rotary, capturing imaginations and hearts: 30 Rotary Districts and 328 clubs across the UK and the world from Oklahoma to Seoul have found a common cause to support Mercy Ships, and proved once again that 'Rotary Connects the World'.

Once the Gant is approved, it will provide vital medical aid to the most "in need" communities in West Africa, and surgical equipment for the new Mercy Ship, 'Global Mercy', currently being built in China.

Paul Denton, Grant Primary Contact, International Partner says 'It's been inspirational seeing so many pledges made from so many different places, and the speed with which the Grant's 60 Authorisations' were made was a real bonus.'

Global Mercy will begin its many years of humanitarian service in Liberia, and while much needed health care will be provided on board the ship, Mercy Ships will work with the local community to improve medical facilities and build capacity there, as well as other countries in the future.