Harvest Appeal 2018: Mercy Ships
Every year at Harvest as well as collecting food for the local foodbank we have a financial appeal to raise money for the work of a Christian organisation or project that helps the poor around the world.
This year is the 70th anniversary of the NHS so we thought it appropriate to support Mercy Ships for our 2018 Harvest Appeal.
Over 40 years Mercy Ships has operated four hospital vessels, visiting nearly 600 ports in more than 70 countries, providing services worth more than £1 billion. Mercy Ships has also trained more than 40,000 local health professionals, leaving a legacy in each nation.
More that 50% of the world's population lives within 100 miles of the coast. Put simply, a ship is the best way to deliver a state-of-the-art hospital to places where clean water, electricity and skilled medical workers are non-existent.