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Corporate and Business

By partnering with Mercy Ships, your corporation or company can make a real difference to the lives of the world’s poorest people. A partnership with us can also benefit your organisation in a number of ways. You can gain access to new audiences, demonstrate corporate social responsibility and increase PR opportunities. You could also help your business to:

  • Increase sales
  • Provide a point of differentiation from your competitors
  • Develop good relations with local communities

Motivate staff to commit to something long term and worthwhile.

For more information please contact Alan Burrell, Managing Director on [email protected] or 1300 739 899.

Charity of The Year

Nominate Mercy Ships as your Charity of the Year and get your entire company working together to make a positive impact for the poor in developing nations. For example, your company could work together to achieve a specific objective, such as raising money to fund one of our many development projects.

Having a Charity of the Year will bring a positive impact to your company and staff fundraising can be a fun and a rewarding way of promoting team spirit and building staff morale. We will work closely with you to make it a year to remember including:

  • A program of activities throughout the year
  • Opportunities for sponsorship
  • A chance to develop promotions and cause related marketing
  • Media and publicity support
  • Encouraging staff with regular contributions through Payroll Giving

To discuss this opportunity please contact Alan Burrell, Managing Director, on [email protected] or 1300 739 899.

Employee Engagement

Employee fundraising can help raise some invaluable funds for Mercy Ships and has excellent benefits for your company and staff. By getting employees involved, your business can benefit from increased staff loyalty, teamwork and motivation, while projecting a positive corporate image to clients, suppliers and the local community. In turn employees get to have lots of fun and can gain a real sense of achievement.

You and your colleagues can raise money at work in the following ways:

  • Volunteering to help at events, at our office or on the ship
  • Workplace Giving
  • Participation in events
  • Staff’s own fundraising initiatives

To discuss this opportunity please contact Alan Burrell, Managing Director, on [email protected] or 1300 739 899.

Financial Partnerships

Financial partnerships are critical for the work of Mercy Ships to help meet patients’ medical needs. This can be achieved through funding our Medical Programs, volunteers and sponsorship of events.

Funding a Medical Program

Mercy Ships actively seeks partners and sponsors for desperately needed surgical, medical, dental and community development programs in the world’s poorest nations. Please contact us to discuss how you can engage in one or more of these programs:

Specialised Surgical Solutions Cameroon 2017-18

Providing Life-Changing General Surgeries

Project Goal: Reduce the effects of neglected trauma, disease, and congenital conditions by providing general surgeries.

Project Activities:

  • Provide specialised surgeries for people affected by general medical conditions such as hernias and goiters.
  • Educate patients on general health care basics.
  • Offer counselling to men, women and children who are affected by their physical conditions.

Reconstructing Hope Cameroon 2017-18

Providing Plastic Reconstructive Surgeries in Africa

Project Goal: Improve the quality of life for patients suffering from severe burns and other plastic reconstructive needs through life-enhancing surgeries.

Project Activities:

  • Provide surgeries for patients to correct deformities from severe burns, congenital abnormalities, and specific soft tissue tumours.
  • Provide counselling for patients and their families suffering from emotional and mental scarring as a result of their condition, as needed.
  • Provide physical therapy, as needed.

Cameroon Smiles 2017-18

Providing Dental Care in Africa

Project Goal: Reduce the incidence of dental disease by providing dental education and treatments such as restorations, extractions, and cleaning.

Project Activities:

  • Serve patients affected by tooth decay, infections, and small oral lesions.
  • Provide clinical dental hygiene services.
  • Provide dentures to patients requiring replacements.
  • Facilitate basic oral health education to elementary and secondary students and clients in the dental clinics.
  • Mentor dental health mentorship participants in various aspects of assisting, sterilising, and teaching oral hygiene.

Outlook of Hope Cameroon 2017-18

Providing Maxillofacial Surgeries

Project Goal: Improve the quality of life of patients suffering from maxillofacial deformities through life-saving and life-enhancing surgeries.

Project Activities:

  • Provide between surgeries for patients to correct maxillofacial conditions.
  • Provide cleft-lip/palate repairs.
  • Provide counselling for patients and their families with potential emotional and mental scarring as a result of the maxillofacial condition, as needed.
  • Provide speech therapy services, as needed.

Women’s Health Cameroon 2017-18

Improving Women’s Health in Africa

Project Goal: Improve the quality of life for patients suffering from obstetric fistula, prolapse and other gynaecological conditions through life-enhancing surgeries.

Project Activities:

  • Provide surgeries for patients suffering with obstetric fistula, uterine prolapse or other gynaecological conditions.
  • Provide counselling for patients and their families with potential emotional and mental scarring as a result of their condition, as needed.
  • Work with local partners to conduct campaigns to provide general information about fistula, prolapse and the surgical options with Mercy Ships.

To discuss Funding a Medical Program please contact Alan Burrell, Managing Director, on [email protected] or 07 5437 2992.

Funding a Volunteer

Companies may wish to fund existing volunteers who need support or employees who would like to volunteer whilst serving onboard the ship. This is a great way to engage employees and support corporate social responsibility goals. Employees gain real-world training opportunities and improved morale. Employees with different skills from medical staff to engineers and IT can volunteer from 2 weeks to long term and will gain a complete a life changing experience. For more information about volunteering please click here.

To discuss Funding a Volunteer please contact Alan Burrell, Managing Director, on [email protected] or 1300 739 899.

Sponsorship

Sponsoring one of Mercy Ships many activities can improve your brand perception and corporate profile in local communities and promote a positive corporate image to your target audience.

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities targeted at diverse audiences and we can tailor packages to meet your business objectives. Sponsorship packages include:

Events including Charity Auctions and Exhibitions

We regularly hold events that guest speaker surgeons and GPs attend, as well as government, corporates and donors. We have different levels of sponsorship packages with naming rights of events that we can offer your company.

Marketing Co-branding Opportunities

By sponsoring our direct marketing brochures, Supporter magazine and website, your company can reach a new target audience for its products.

Other Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Your company may be interested in offering pro bono services or gifts in kind including:

  • Donating Equipment and Goods
  • Providing In-Kind and Pro Bono services
  • Donating space such as office space
  • Sponsoring Foundation gifts

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Alan Burrell, Managing Director, on [email protected] or 1300 739 899.

Marketing and Branding Partnerships

Cause-Related Marketing Programs

Cause-related marketing is when your company and Mercy Ships form a partnership to market a product or service for mutual benefit. This can include trade promotions, on-pack promotions and in-store merchandising.

By publicly linking with Mercy Ships, you can provide customers with a credible incentive to select products or services that help poor people. This can help your company to:

  • Increase sales, press and PR coverage
  • Improve credentials as a socially responsible brand
  • Increase awareness of the launch of a new product
  • Increase long-term customer loyalty

Co-Branding Opportunities

We can offer opportunities to expand your audience by communicating to our extensive database via direct marketing, Supporter magazine, intranet, website, social media and events.

To discuss cause-related marketing opportunities please contact Alan Burrell, Managing Director, on [email protected] or 1300 739 899.