Knaresborough Rotary has donated £350 to Mercy Ships, a faith-based international development organisation that deploys hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free healthcare to people in desperate need. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 55 countries, providing services valued at more than £1.3 billion. By improving healthcare delivery in every country it visits, Mercy Ships is working to eradicate the diseases of poverty, bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor, helping people of all faiths and none.
As well as completing thousands of urgent operations onboard its floating hospitals, the Africa Mercy and the Global Mercy, Mercy Ship’s volunteers work closely with host nations to improve the way healthcare is delivered across the country, by training and mentoring local medical staff, and renovating hospitals and clinics.
Photo shows Knaresborough Rotary President David Kaye presenting a cheque for £350 to Mercy Ships representative, Jane Bradshaw (a Darlington Rotarian)
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