Supporters of Mercy Ships’ Cargo Day turned out in force for a “thank you” Geneva lakeside gala ball.

More than 270 guests toasted the raising of $673,000 at the 2017 event and a total of $1m in the two years since Cargo Day was launched.

Special guests at the ­Hotel Beau-Rivage included Diego Aponte, president and chief executive of Geneva-based Mediterran­ean Shipping Co, and Guillaume Barazzone, a member of the lower house of the Swiss parliament.