This Christmas, Sightsavers and Christmas FM are partnering to give the gift of sight to over 5,000 people like Asha.
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 Asha the gift of sight.
Pictured above is six year-old Asha from Mozambique. Before her surgery, Asha was abandoned by family, who struggled to care for her, and bullied by other children. She hid her face to conceal her blindness and was told she couldn’t go to school.
Time was running out for Asha – she urgently needed an operation. 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.
Thanks to the support of people like you, Asha received a sight-saving operation. Asha can now happily play with other children and is starting school. The difference you can make really is huge.
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.