19 Oct A new charity partnership: SSY and Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships is delighted that leading global shipbroking firm, SSY, has chosen us as their new global charity partner.
SSY have for many years supported Mercy Ships through Cargo Day – the biggest online fundraising event for the maritime community.
Now, the long-established shipbrokers are extending their generous support of Mercy Ships by championing the cause with all 24 SSY offices across the globe.
SSY hopes to inspire their 500 employees with the life-changing work of Mercy Ships, as well as raise the charity’s profile with more partners in the shipping world.
“A wonderful cause”
Mercy Ships runs the world’s largest charity hospital ships. We bring free, life-changing surgeries to women, men and children across sub-Saharan Africa.
“SSY have chosen Mercy Ships as our global charity partner – due to their affiliation with the shipping industry, and all the wonderful work they do, saving lives in many different countries,” says Michael Mervyn-Jones, Global Communication and Marketing Director for SSY.
“As the largest private shipbroking company globally, SSY want to play its part to help promote Mercy Ships, to give support to the volunteers and to raise awareness in our industry.”
Tackling the surgical crisis
Over the past 45 years, Mercy Ships has brought safe surgical care and training to some of the world’s poorest people.
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For 9 out of 10 people in sub-Saharan Africa, safe surgery is out of reach. Fragile healthcare systems often can’t meet the overwhelming need for medical care.
Fortunately, 1 in 2 people worldwide live within 100 miles of a coast. We use our state-of the-art hospital ships to bring safe surgeries close to where patients live.
And we train medical professionals in African nations to make a lasting impact – long after our ships depart.
A new partnership of hope
Joanne Balaam, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Ships, explains,
“Our hospital ships are staffed by volunteer crew, including surgeons, nurses, teachers, cooks, engineers and of course seafarers. They all bring passion and a desire for excellence to ensure our patients onboard receive the absolute best medical care.
“Together with partners like SSY, and our supporters, we can bring transformational hope and healing to those who need it most.”
We look forward to partnering with you and all SSY offices globally. Together, we can help thousands of people transform their lives.
Find out about partnering with Mercy Ships.