Corporate PartnerShips

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Looking for a way to make a real difference through your company?

Since 1978, Mercy Ships has partnered with hundreds of companies like yours worldwide. There is so much hope to give, and so many ways to give it. Through a partnership with Mercy Ships, your corporate support will make a lasting impact. Join us today and see how you can help transform lives.

Why ships?

Our hospital ships bring free, life-changing surgeries directly to women, men and children who need help most. Every year, we train thousands of healthcare professionals onboard our floating hospitals.

Why Africa?

Nine out of ten people in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to safe surgery. We partner with African nations to build stronger healthcare services. Together, we make a lasting impact – long after our ships depart.

Why you?

Our hospital ships are powered by you. With your support, we can bring hope and healing to people who have no one else to turn to.

Maritime PartnerShips

Our maritime partners are instrumental in helping us bring hope and healing to those without access to safe surgery. Learn how collaboration and partnerships are essential for the success of both Mercy Ships and our corporate supporters. Our mission is to partner with companies and organisations like yours to provide ships equipped to deliver free surgeries and vital medical care to people in unjust poverty. All maritime PartnerShips are bespoke and created with you to support your goals.

The legacy we leave together

Together with companies like yours, we’ve made a lasting difference in the countries we have partnered with.


surgical procedures

We’ve delivered free surgeries that have changed the lives of so many patients and their families.


dental procedures

We’ve restored the smiles of more than 197,000 dental patients.


local professionals up-skilled

We’ve helped national professionals grow life-saving skills in areas like anaesthesiology, nursing, sterilisation, infant resuscitation, and much more.

Start a PartnerShip of hope

Corporate partnerships and charity giving strengthens employee engagement and increases business value. By aligning your business goals with Mercy Ships, you’ll amplify your brand, enhance relationships with customers and foster a positive work environment for your employees. Mercy Ships is proud to partner with thousands of companies worldwide to bring medical services and training to African nations. Join us and start a PartnerShip of hope.

Whether your organisation can make a regular donation or a one-off corporate gift, your company can truly help change lives for good. You could also claim tax relief from your donations. With your help, women, men and children can look forward to bright, healthier futures.

Mercy Ships is proud to partner with thousands of companies worldwide to bring medical services and training to African nations. Join us and start a PartnerShip of hope.

Global Mercy departing Tenerife

Strategic partnerships

Event sponsorship

Fundraising and marketing campaigns

Employee engagement



Charity of choice

By choosing Mercy Ships, you’ll inspire client companies with your corporate social responsibility commitments. Deliver annual gifts-in-kind – from medical supplies to mooring lines – and help us direct more funds to life-saving surgeries.

Strategic partnerships facilitate event networking

Help spread the word of Mercy Ships by inviting us to speak at your event or run a stand.

Payroll giving and match staff fundraising

Challenge your employees to take on a marathon, skydive or even a bungee jump, and match the total raised. Offer your employees the opportunity to make a lifelong impact through payroll giving.

Employee engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility programmes like volunteering onboard

It takes a crew to run a hospital ship. From medical to marine, catering to carpentry, education to engineering. Invite your employees to share their time and talents for a global cause. Sponsoring employees to serve onboard is a growing way to deliver services-in-kind.

Or contact our office to discuss all other options to donate such as wire transfers or support creating a fundraising event using JustGiving.
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Our growing PartnerShips

Mercy Ships is grateful for the investment and support of so many corporate partners like you. Thanks to your generosity, every gift helps provide free surgeries for people in greatest need.

SSY logo

SSY is one of the biggest and most trusted names in broking, operating around the world via its 24 local offices.

Seapeak logo

One of the largest independent owner-operators of liquefied gas vessels, with ownership interests in over 90 vessels and a regasification terminal.

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The app for seafarers to improve their career opportunities, streamline record-keeping, increase convenience, enhance networking, and provide top perks and benefits.

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Teekay has developed from a regional shipping company into one of the world’s largest marine energy transportation companies.

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The online network for seafarers who want to connect to socialise, explore and achieve more together.

What a PartnerShip means to our supporters

Thanks to our amazing supporters

Seapeak logo

“Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts often tend to be shore-focused, but through our alliance with Mercy Ships, we’re breaking barriers and extending the opportunity to give our valued seafarers an opportunity to give back. By actively engaging them in this noble cause, we empower our sea staff to make a profound difference by working hand-in-hand with Mercy Ships’ dedicated team to deliver life-changing healthcare services.”

Chris McDade

Vice President, Operations


Johnson and Johnson logo

“It takes a village to make a difference. Mercy Ships not only delivers care but is improving healthcare capability and capacity. We need partners like them to be able to make a real difference.”

Ian Walker

Senior Director Global Community Impact

Johnson & Johnson

Lankhorst and Phillistran logo

“When we heard about how Mercy Ships is changing lives among the world’s poorest, we felt the least we could do was to donate some mooring lines to the cause.”

Mark Pieter Frolic

Commercial Director

Lankhorst Ropes USA & Phillystran

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“Delighted to be supporting Mercy Ships in their work to change the odds from some of the poorest people in Senegal and West Africa. Employees engage with Mercy Ships in a multitude of ways as they seek to raise funds for the charities incredible work in providing free surgery and medical care.”

Thomas Miller

BMI The London Independent Hospital

“We are all keen to continue to support Mercy Ships, because it is doing a great job in the poorest parts of the world, helping people who just simply cannot access the healthcare they need. What company wouldn’t want to support an organisation like that? It is a fantastic charity. We will be doing this for years to come, I am sure.”

Sunny Chada

Executive Director

BMI London Independent Hospital

News from our PartnerShips

Read about our valuable corporate partners. How could your business make a difference?

Committed to transparency

You can trust us. For every £1 donated, 80p goes directly to the running of our hospital ships, surgeries and training programmes.

Mercy Ships is compliant with established standards for financial accountability, fundraising, and board governance.

  • 80% Ships & field operations

  • 14.5% Fundraising

  • 5.5% General & administrative

Meet the crew

Mercy Ships offers free training for the long-term maritime volunteers who help keep our ships running.

On average, the Maritime Training Programme offers training to 150 crew members and staff each year. This innovative training programme means that deck crew are fully qualified to International Maritime standards and fully licensed.

By offering the training free of charge to committed deck and engineering crew, we not only ensure that our excellent maritime standards are met, but we show how much we value our maritime volunteers and their careers.

“The best thing about my job is when I learn something new. When I have the feeling that I’m gaining mastery of it, I get excited that I can pour the same thing back into my country.

“Working is not just to earn money, but it’s like a calling that brings passion and life into what you’re doing: especially in serving others.”

Denise Ngum, electrician, in the control room

Denise Ngum, Cameroon

Electrician on the Africa Mercy

“One of the perks of being a seafarer is to see the world, and immerse myself in the cultures of the world. But I always wanted a chance to give back and help people. When an opportunity such as this one surfaced, I jumped at it. Now, not only do I get to see the world, I get to help the less fortunate and work on board a ship!”

Zeng Liang

Zeng Liang, China

Fire Fighting Officer on the Africa Mercy

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“I chose to volunteer with Mercy Ships as an amazing opportunity to use my skills onboard a ship that is doing such incredible work, and being part of a huge team who all have the same motives is really exciting.”

Alden Plowes

Alden Plows, UK

3rd Officer on the Africa Mercy

“I enjoy the role of Deck Hand very much. I’m involved with painting, engine maintenance, loading and unloading, operating the deck crane, and cleaning. On a night shift, you can find me on the bridge as I check the ship’s fire safety. As I’m used to having an ‘office job’ in the maritime industry, experiencing these operational responsibilities is really interesting to me. I volunteer 40 hours a week and that leaves me with much more free time than I expected. The crew onboard feels like a family because we share important values.”

Jaël van den Berg

Jaël van den Berg, Netherlands

Deck Hand on the Africa Mercy