Mercy Ships announced as Seawork Charity Partner

Seawork partnership

Mercy Ships announced as Seawork Charity Partner

Mercy Ships is delighted to be chosen as Seawork’s charity partner. As Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork is generously raising awareness of our work to bring free, life-changing surgeries to women, men and children across sub-Saharan Africa.

This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that Mercy Ships will construct a new hospital ship, made possible thanks to the incredible support of our partner MSC Group and MSC Foundation, as well as many other generous sponsors. The purpose-built vessel will contain a hospital spanning two decks and 7,000 square metres, featuring six operating rooms, a fully equipped laboratory, and state-of-the-art training spaces to strengthen local surgical systems during its time in port, typically a 10-month field service.

With the upcoming Seawork exhibition from 11-13th June, Mercy Ships is proud to be partnering with the maritime sector at such a monumental moment in the history of the charity.

Joanne Balaam, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Ships, said:

“Mercy Ships relies on the generous support of partners like Seawork to bring safe surgical care and training to people in unjust poverty. Together with our partners and supporters, we can bring transformational hope and healing to those who need it most.”

Each Mercy Ship is staffed by a volunteer crew, including surgeons, nurses, teachers, cooks, engineers and seafarers.

Aissatou with her father after her cleft lip surgery

Together with partners like Seawork, we hope to raise vital funds, encourage maritime employees to share their time and talents by serving on board the Africa Mercy and the Global Mercy, and stock the vessels with life-saving equipment.

Andrew Webster, CEO of Mercator Media, the organisers of Seawork, said,

“At Seawork we are delighted to have Mercy Ships as our charity partner. We hope that this partnership raises awareness of the amazing work that these hospital ships and their volunteer crew achieve.”

Mercy Ships will be exhibiting at Seawork exhibition from 11-13th June. You can find us at Booth L17 Hall 3.

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