It is easier than you think to help make essential surgery accessible to Africa’s poor! Whatever your forte, why not get your friends and whanau together for a good time and support a great cause in the process.
You can organise a Mercy Ships fundraising event of any size – a cake stall, a sports event, a gardening service, a mid-winter Christmas party – even ‘donating’ your birthday. Anything you can think of can become a lifeline for the people Mercy Ships serves.
All funds raised will help Mercy Ships take surgical care to the people who most need it. So why not plan an event and help us make a difference?
How to run an event
1. Register your event
Email msnz@mercyshipsDOTorg, or phone us call on 0800637297 with your contact information to let us know you are planning an event. We will send you posters, brochures and some tips to make it fabulous
2. Plan your event
Once you’ve decided on what type of event you’re going to host, find a location and set a date.
3. Invite your friends and colleagues
Let your creative juices flow, and use social media to help advertise and notify people of your event. You can link to Mercy ShipsNZ
4. Host your event
Get everyone together and have a great time! Don't forget to take photos!
5. Collect the donations
Remember to tell people to use cash or it will be difficult for you to process the donations. People can receive tax receipts for larger gifts.
6. Bank your funds
Deposit funds raised at your local Westpac branch or via internet banking, then send back your paperwork
7. Thank your guests for helping to change the future for people in desperate need
The crew of Mercy Ships stretches all the way around the globe, with people playing their part in all manner of ways. Some are the 'goers' - long term and short term people who volunteer on board. Others are 'senders' - people who enable Mercy Ships to provide surgeries without charge by helping to generate the finances needed.