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Hospital Ships Serving Developing Countries

ByGuy Hoevenaars

In 1978, former cruise liner, Victoria, was converted into the first of the Hospital Ships now known as ‘Mercy Ships’. Since then, 4 ships fitted with numerous operating theaters, have served 150 different ports in developing nations, providing treatment for disease, illnesses and neglected injuries, to communities who don’t have access basic healthcare. Read more – ‘The Problem

Sorrento, Rye, Portsea Red Cross Unit are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 3rd September where special guest Speaker, Margo Hartley from the organization Mercy Ships will talk about the tremendous work this group undertake.

All are invited to attend:

Sorrento, Rye, Portsea Red Cross unit – Annual General Meeting
Where: Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club
3154 Point Nepean Road, Sorrento, VIC
When: Thursday 3rd September at 1.30pm
Afternoon tea will be served at the conclusion of the meeting.

We are always looking for new members so please come along and support Red Cross, we are now the only Red Cross Unit left at this end of the Mornington Peninsula,

How you can help:

– Attend the Red Cross AGM with Guest Speaker Margo Hartley at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club
– Learn more about Mercy Ships
– You can donate via their website. They are reliant on public support. Donate Here

Your continued support is most important for the viability of their Unit.

Tom and Margo Hartley: “We saw the lame walk and the blind see.”

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