Change the odds this Christmas

and have your donation doubled by the UK government.

Every year, 18 million people die from a lack of access to safe, affordable surgery when they need it. This is more than the deaths from HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria – combined! There is a global surgery crisis.

This Christmas you can help tackle this crisis. We have an amazing opportunity: the UK government is matching all donations made towards Mercy Ships #ChangeTheOdds appeal before December 31st. By supporting Mercy Ships your compassion will go twice as far this Christmas.

On this page, you can help change the odds for the world’s forgotten poor, find out about our Christmas carol services, what it is like to be onboard the Africa Mercy for Christmas and do your Christmas shopping while helping eradicate diseases of poverty at our online Christmas shop.

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Change the Odds

Donate before December 31st to have your donation doubled by the UK government.

Your gift will provide twice as much free, life-changing medical care to people in need.


Come to our carol services

You, your family and your friends are very welcome to attend one of Mercy Ship’s carol services. We are not issuing tickets for our Christmas carol services – all you have to do is turn up on the day with friends and family members. For more infomation head over to our Facebook events page.

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What is Christmas like onboard?

Georgia Ainsworth spent two years serving onboard the Africa Mercy. She describes Christmas onboard our floating hospital…

Give in memory

Doubled by the UK government your gift will provide twice the amount of life-saving supplies in memory of your loved one. Help change a life in their honour.

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Where will donations to #ChangeTheOdds go?