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New Mercy Ship



SEVEN YORKSHIRE & NORTH LINCS ROTARY CLUBS BOOST RECORD $1.125 MILLION GLOBAL GRANT FOR NEW HOSPITAL MERCY SHIP

SEVEN CLUBS IN the Yorkshire and North Lincs District 1040 are among the top donors world-wide supporting a record-breaking Rotary International project, the humanitarian organisation’s largest ever global grant for a brand new floating hospital Mercy Ship.

Bridlington, Knaresborough, Settle, Halifax Calder, Hull and Mirfield Rotarians contributed a massive $29,603 (over £23,000) despite the Corona virus lockdown to the $1.125 million Global Mercy – a new ship currently under construction, which will travel the oceans providing surgery and saving lives. The first tranche of money - a $10,000 from District Designated Funds - gave the project a major boost during the early stages.

Former District Governor, Manoj Joshi, of the Bradford Rotary club has been personally championing the scheme alongside UK-wide DGs. He says: “The power of a more than one million-strong organisation like Rotary can be leveraged to these major projects globally. When we work together like this, we achieve fantastic results that will save thousands of lives every year for the next fifty years. This is the largest ever Global Grant from Rotarians – they called it the One Million Dollar Challenge. So, if we use our strength to pull in the same direction that means, we had to raise just $1 each! And we have!”  

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