MV Forth Hope Amazon COVID Crowd Funding Appeal                                                                 Published: 17 Dec 2020

16th December 2020


Earlier this evening I was delighted to not only receive the total funds pledged on our Crowd Funding Appeal Page, but to add up the total of off line giving here in the UK and finally to include the total of funds raised in Peru.

I am delighted to report that the total amounts to £51,500

(Watch the video and scan down for the rest of Willie's letter). 


Eight weeks ago when we were planning our 2021 budgets after a year in which the Trusts income was reduced by 50%, we feared that MV Forth Hope would at best be only able to operate at 50% capacity due to available funds so we launched a crowd funding appeal to replace the lost funding that our volunteer medics would typically bring to the project. Your generosity has made up that shortfall, so that we can ensure full deployment throughout 2021 and aim for our annual target of some 100,000 consultations during the new year to be met.

It is hugely humbling for us as a Trust to receive your support and to recognise the trust you place in us and our overseas colleagues. Thank you so much for your partnership and kindness. So much came together in the last 10 days which makes the result such an encouragement to everybody associated with the project.

On behalf of Vine Trust and our partners Projecto Medico Esperanza Amazonia Peru ( Amazon Hope Medical Project Peru) thankyou.

With warmest best wishes for the festive season, Christmas and 2021.

Kind regards,

Willie McPherson

Chief Executive