Ella Hawthorne


Ella will be a full-time Mercy Ships volunteer from January to late June 2023, serving as the Ophthalmic Team Manager.

She plays a vital role in the Global Mercy crew; without Ella doing her part managing the Ophthalmic team, our crew could not offer life-transforming eye surgeries to people in sub-Saharan Africa who can’t access the treatment they need.

Won’t you be part of Ella’s Support Crew? Click below to make your donation


To become part of Ella’s support crew

Option 1.
Donate by debit or credit card directly online now. Click on the “Join my support crew” button below to be taken to Ella’s personal fundraising page.

Option 2.
Give direct through the Mercy Ships bank account by following the details below.

Mercy Ships NZ Bank Account Number:
03 1549 0000141 00 (Westpac)

Reference: Hawthorne E

With this reference, we can ensure that money is designated directly to Ella.

We can send you a receipt so you can reclaim the tax on your donation, this is a third of the donation value.

Please email your details to msnz@mercyships.org and we’ll send a receipt.

Zackaria’s Story

Watch to learn more about the impact Ella will be making

Hope arrived in an unexpected way for seven-year-old Zackaria. His mum had been praying that God would help her find healing for her son, “It’s hard for me when I imagine that he can’t see,” begins Binta. It’s been a tragic journey raising a child who is slowly losing his vision.”