A Cornwall-based charity says it's been overwhelmed by public support following its appeal for life-saving aid to tackle the ebola outbreak in West Africa.
A ship packed with supplies will leave Falmouth for Sierra Leone shortly.
Organisers at ship repair company A&P Falmouth say they have been inundated with gifts since the appeal launched three weeks ago.
An estimated £50,000 worth of goods have been donated providing vital provisions to send to the All as One orphanage and four other Sierra Leone charities.
The Gypsum Centennial, which is in Falmouth for a refit, will be returning to Sierra Leone at the weekend.
Individual stories of generosity include a £5,000 donation from one Falmouth resident and a Cornish firm donating 100 boxes for packing.
Items being sent include dry and tinned food, pasta, rice, and hygiene items such as soap, handwash and sanitiser.
Some of the donations were made by an eight year old Cornish boy whose dad is on board RFA Argus that left for Sierra Leone in October.
The Gypsum Centennial will arrive in Sierra Leone for Christmas and for some children it's likely to be one they're never likely to forget.