#GivingTuesday (29 November 2016) is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to come together to show the world why it’s good to give.

Mercy Ships is joining in with Giving Tuesday this year and we have an additional incentive to donate to our work. We are grateful that a generous supporter has offered to double every Christmas donation that is made before 31 December. As a result, your gift today could bring life-changing surgery to twice as many adults and children, like Haingo, whose lives are ruled by pain and disfigurement.

Haingo’s life hung in the balance, as her cleft palate prevented her from feeding. Even though she was seven months old, she weighed the same as a newborn. It took months of round-the-clock care to nurse Haingo back to health before we could even repair her cleft palate. Imagine the glow on her mum’s face as she carried her daughter out of the recovery room. “She is beautiful!” was all she could say, overwhelmed by the complete transformation of her precious daughter.

Give today and see your gift doubled to help even more children light up with joy this Christmas.