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Kind-hearted Anna Gray did something very special on her tenth birthday – she helped bring life-changing surgery to the world’s poorest nations. Anna from Belfast asked her friends to donate to Mercy Ships as her late father often did before he died. Dr John Gray was a...

The sun shone brightly when the yellow ambulance of Stichting WensAmbulance Oost-Nederland arrived, right next to the Global Mercy, setting off bright white against the clear blue sky. It was a very special day for 87-year-old Mrs Teuna Damming. Her greatest wish was to admire the Global Mercy up...

Volunteering for Mercy Ships has been a transformational experience for great-grandfather Alan Hitchborn. After the loss of his beloved wife, the veteran baker felt he needed to discover new purpose and meaning and he found that onboard the hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. He explains...

A grandmother of five who had a fear of public speaking is standing down from the lectern after raising £76,000 delivering more than 270 speeches about Mercy Ships. Retired nurse Frances King, 75, from Lancashire - who worked in the NHS for 48 years - has...

When Carey Anne Dooley started volunteering for Mercy Ships teaching children in an accredited school onboard a hospital ship, the 35-year-old realised she had a lot in common with her pupils. Moving to a brand-new environment and school as a child can be a daunting prospect....

Volunteer surgeon Dr Mark Shrime, believes he has learnt as much as he has taught during his many years at Mercy Ships. Working with a global network of surgeons has been a constant learning curve for him and everyone he has worked with. Dr Shrime learned one...

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