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Stena Line rounds up for charity with its October Mercy Ships campaign

For the third year in a row Stena Line's October donation campaign is helping the life-changing work of non-profit organisation Mercy Ships, which provides free medical care with its floating hospital Africa Mercy.

During October more than half a million passengers on Stena’s 37 ferries in Europe will be able to donate by rounding up every purchase.

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Nine-year-old Monique has had her eyesight restored thanks to a 20-minute Mercy Ships operation
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Guests can round up every onboard purchase in restaurants, bars, cafés and shops, and at the end of the month Stena Line will also round up the donated amount which will be donated to Mercy Ships.

“In October more than 500,000 people are travelling onStena Line’s ferries in Europe and if everyone contributes with something, we will easily exceed last year’s donation,” said Erik Lewenhaupt of Stena Line.

Mercy Ships’ floating hospital, the Africa Mercy, is  currently in  Dakar, Senegal, where she will remain until June 2020.

Since the start in 1976 Mercy Ships have provided close to 50,000 eye operations.

One child who has benefited is Monique from Cameroon who lost her sight from cataract aged just six. Three years later a simple eye-operation onboard Mercy Ships has changed her life in less than 20 minutes, with her eyesight restored. Soon she could return to school and her future is bright, in more ways than one.

This year the Stena Line and Mercy Ship campaign is part of the UK Aid Match initiative #changetheodds and all donations made in the UK during the campaign will be matched by the UK government.

Posted on 5th October 2019 at 03:30 pm in Ferry Operators | Stena Line | Ferry News |

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