Author: Tim Farquhar

We are honoured to announce that our #ChangeTheOdds campaign was a finalist at last night's Purpose Awards. It was nominated for Best Fundraising Campaign. Huge congratulations to Médecins Sans Frontières UK, who won the award. Our #ChangeTheOdds generated awareness about the global surgery crisis, the work of...

The United Nations’ observance of the International Day of Charity has a special place in our hearts at Mercy Ships. This day, 5th September, commemorates the death of Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa has been canonised as a saint, and her most merciful acts of kindness and...

For over 40 years, Mercy Ships has been dedicated to providing hope and healing to those in need. Our mission would be impossible without the dedicated volunteers who serve on our hospital ships to provide surgical and medical care. Today, we want to honour two such...

A few weeks ago the UK government recognised the importance of seafarers and officially classified them as keyworkers. Seafarers not only keep our world and supply chains connected, but through Mercy Ships they help provide free healthcare to people in desperate need in nations with...

Mercy Ships UK has appointed Joanne Balaam as Acting Executive Director. Joanne has served at Mercy Ships UK and its US counterpart supporting Finance and Operations and most recently as the Deputy Executive Director of Mercy Ships UK. She succeeds Lea Milligan, who is moving to a new role...

Wow! Thank you for supporting Mercy Ships on Giving Tuesday Now, the special day of charitable giving in response to the coronavirus pandemic on the 5th May 2020. We are so proud of our amazing Mercy Ships family. It was a truly humbling experience to...

Each Thursday, we have all been on our doorsteps and leaning out of our windows cheering, clanging saucepans together and clapping with gusto for NHS and key workers across the UK: our heroes in these challenging times. Now there is an exciting new opportunity for...

A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a community. You may remember Giving Tuesday from December when the Mercy Ships community came together to raise more than £20,000 in a single day to provide free...

Whether you partner with Mercy Ships through prayer, financial support or as a volunteer, you are a vital part of our family. Your dedication and generosity have provided free, life-changing surgeries to people in need for more than 40 years. During this time of stress and...

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