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A grandfather from Wiltshire has completed a 100-mile multi-sport challenge along the river Avon to fund himself while volunteering onboard the Africa Mercy hospital ship. Determined Kevin Wright, 65, from Trowbridge, who has had two replacement knees and shoulders, did a mixture of kayaking, cycling and walking from...

Running a marathon at night, in the Arctic while being offered whale chunks to eat may sound like a bad dream - but that’s just what headteacher Shaun Miles just did for Mercy Ships! Dad of two, Shaun recently returned after completing the Greenland Icefjord Marathon....

On a Friday afternoon in Senegal, crewmembers of the Africa Mercy hospital ship excitedly gazed out into the ocean from the highest deck with palpable anticipation. At the same moment, people across the world watched from home, filled with equal expectancy. “There, I can see it!”...

A grandmother from Cambridgeshire endured vertigo and freezing temperatures as she walked 500 miles to bring life-changing surgery to the world’s poorest nations. Dawn Martin, 69, from Gamlingay has just finished walking the full length of the Camino de Santiago from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port from France to Spain...

Pupils on hospital ship the Global Mercy were so excited to get a letter from the Queen when they sent a congratulations card for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Teacher Kathryn Dungworth from Lancashire says the children aged six and seven wrote to the Queen as part...

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