This Christmas, Sightsavers and Christmas FM are partnering to give the gift of sight to over 5,000 people like Criscent.
Right now, 36 million people around the world are blind, but 75% of this can be cured or prevented. Shocked by this? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.
Sightsavers is an international charity working in the world’s poorest countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities.
Give the gift of sight this Christmas, as we save over 5,000 people worldwide from a life of blindness, by providing sight-restoring operations through our partnership with Sightsavers. In doing so, you will be giving children like Criscent the gift of sight.
“I can see colours! I can kick a ball! These joyful words from six-year-old Criscent just a day after his cataract operation. Our donor’s generosity made this life-changing operation possible.
This delightful little boy lives with his grandmother on a farm in Uganda. Criscent had a tough start in life, losing his mother and having cataracts in both eyes. Time was running out – he urgently needed an operation, but his grandmother couldn’t afford it.
After the age of eight the brain stops learning to see, so even if a child’s cataracts are removed, the child will remain blind.
Just an hour after Criscent’s bandages were removed he was running around kicking a ball and throwing a Frisbee – all for the very first time.
The good news is that Criscent’s eyes have healed well and he has now been fitted with glasses. He has started school and can play with all the other children. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, his future is bright.
Give the Gift of Sight
A small donation can change a life this Christmas. Will you give the gift of sight?
Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where people with visual impairments participate equally in society.
Since our work began, our donors have helped us provide 6.1 million cataract surgeries and 332,000 trachoma operations.
Every cent you give is vital in achieving Sightsavers’ goal of eliminating avoidable blindness and promoting equality for people with disabilities.