Take Heart Mercy Mission

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Take Heart Mercy Mission was developed and launched by its three trustees Gillingham FC Chairman Paul Scally, The Evelina Children’s Hospital’s Paediatric Heart Surgeon Dr Conal Austin and Paediatric Cardiology Consultant Dr John Simpson in 2012

The newly formed charity encompasses the work of Mercy Mission which was started in 2001, and acquired charity status in 2005.

It is solely funded by donations and sponsorships, emerging as the leading British based Sri Lankan Charity in the UK.

Take Heart Mercy Mission is a charity with two main goals:

1. To save the lives of babies and youngsters in Sri Lanka - Performing intricate and complicated operations on children who would otherwise die from various heart conditions, by funding visits for a dedicated group of surgeons, doctors and nurses from the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

2. To pass on the expertise gained in British hospitals to medical teams in Sri Lanka, so that doctors and surgeons there can carry out similar operations throughout the year and therefore save many more lives in the future.

In 2012 Kent’s only Football League team Gillingham Football Club adopted Take Heart Mercy Mission as their Official Club Charity, working in partnership with the team from the Evelina Children’s Hospital to help bring hope, life, love and happiness to the children of Sri Lanka.

Please check out the video below of a recent trip. 

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