Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Peace on earth, good-will to men!

Dear readers - a shameless Christmas appeal!  You might be tired of Christmas shopping by now, but please spare a few pounds to help Seeing is Believing restore the sight of millions of blind people.  

My aim is to raise £500 before New Year - thanks to Sarah Coates and my parents who have made an excellent start, I have £380 left to go...

Standard Chartered will match every donation made, pound for pound so this is an excellent chance to make a real difference this Christmas (Standard Chartered will also meet Just Giving's costs).

Why donate?

80% of blindness is avoidable and 90% of blind people live in the developing world.

Approximately 285 million people globally are visually impaired of which 39 million are blind.  Without effective intervention, this is set to rise to 76 million blind people by 2020. 

Since 2003, Seeing is Believing has reached 41,000,000 people, distributed 376,000 pairs of glasses and worked in 25 countries worldwide.

Seeing is Believing now aims to raise US$100 million by 2020 for projects to prevent avoidable blindness.  Find out more here: http://www.seeingisbelieving.org.uk/about-us