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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 help Mercy Ships change the world right here at home – by organising a fundraising event of any size. A cake stall, a sports event, a gardening service, a mid-winter Christmas party – even ‘donating’ your birthday will help make a difference. 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?


School Mufti Day Matt and Daniel organised for Mercy Ships to be the recipient charity for funds raised at their Intermediate school’s annual Mufti day. The boys went around to each class and told them about the work Mercy Ships does. The children each donated a gold coin and they raised over $300.

1. Register your event
Email 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