£1,335raised of £3,500 target by 17 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,500 to Pay for travel and accommodation to and from a medical ship, to serve as a volunteer.

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Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking the time to visit my page.

My name is Lavarn, and I am passionate about seeing people receive the best medical care, regardless of their background or circumstances.

To this end, I applied for a voluntary position as an Ophthalmic Perioperative Co-ordinator with an organisation called Mercy Ships. My main role will be co-ordinating pre and post op patients undergoing eye surgery. I have been successful in securing this post from February – April 2017.

Mercy Ships is an organisation that is transforming the face of medical care in developing nations through its world class volunteer crew. Mercy Ships is a faith based charity, bringing safe surgery to people in Africa who have no access to healthcare or money to pay for it. For over 38 years Mercy Ships has visited more than 55 developing nations and are passionate to serve those in need and to leave a lasting impact for the future of those they serve. Volunteer crew represents the organisation on-board through excellence and diligence. To date they have:-

• Transformed over 2 million lives through their work since 1978, with an average of 66,000 services offered per year
• Completed more than 1100 community development projects including the reconstruction of schools, clinics, orphanages, water wells and agriculture programmes. Providing local training and infrastructures to enable and sustain these communities' future success.
• Trained more than 5,900 local professionals (including surgeons) who have in turn trained over 198,000 local people, in basic healthcare.
• The hospital ship proudly boasts a purpose-built hospital including six state-of-the-art operating theatres and intensive care.
• They provide care in over 50 of the world’s poorest developing nations.

The money raised will go towards expenses such as my flight and accommodation to and from the ship.

Thank you in advance for your help and contribution.

Lavarn :)

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  • lavarn julien

    lavarn julien

    16 days ago

    lavarn julien

    Hi Supporters!! Again, many thanks for all your lovely messages and financial support, in helping me realise this opportunity to serve. As an update, my flight has been booked and I was able to secure a humanitarian fare, which gives the flexibility of changing my ticket prior to travelling and returning from Africa. As I will be working in the ships hospital, I will need quite a number of vaccinations and a test. Its not the written kind, but for TB. Not sure what that entails, but will find out in just over a week.☺

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    lavarn julien

    a month ago

    lavarn julien

    Dear supporters! I am completely overwhelmed by your generosity and words of encouragement in helping me realise this cause. I aim to keep you updated leading up to my departure to the ship and my time on the board - Lavarn ✈🚢⚓. 👍

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  • Jenny Bostock

    Jenny Bostock

    Nov 30, 2016

    Good luck Lavarn :)


  • Mel Desmond

    Mel Desmond

    Nov 29, 2016

    Hi Lavarn,Always happy to support a fellow CTA colleague, what an amazing cause. Lots of luck. x


  • Grainne Mcmeekan

    Grainne Mcmeekan

    Nov 24, 2016

    Hi Lavarn you know I love you to bits!! You are a truly caring individual who is doing such a great thing xx


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