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The Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion is on a mis­sion to cure those with avoid­able blind­ness in the world’s poor­est com­mu­ni­ties

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The Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion opens its Hong Kong branch to ex­tend its fight against avoid­able blind­ness in the de­vel­op­ing world, con­tin­u­ing the aid work of the late Aus­tralian oph­thal­mol­o­gist

Did you know that four out of five blind peo­ple in the de­vel­op­ing world could be cured with the right treat­ment? The Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion, es­tab­lished in 1992 to con­tinue the aid work of the late Aus­tralian oph­thal­mol­o­gist Fred Hol­lows, is com­mit­ted to ad­dress­ing that shock­ing statis­tic. Based in Syd­ney, it pro­vides af­ford­able eye care to those with pre­ma­ture or avoid­able blind­ness in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries. It has re­stored the vi­sion of more than a mil­lion peo­ple in Africa, Aus­tralia and Asia since its in­cep­tion. This month, the foun­da­tion opens a branch in Hong Kong as a base for de­liv­er­ing its much­needed ser­vice in ru­ral China. Some 200 guests, in­clud­ing Chief Sec­re­tary Car­rie Lam and ac­tress Elv­ina Kong, will gather at the Qube at PMQ on Novem­ber 3 to celebrate the foun­da­tion’s Hong Kong de­but. The fes­tiv­i­ties will in­clude an auc­tion hosted by Christie’s, with lots in­clud­ing pho­tog­ra­phy by Sean Lee­davies, a week­end stay at the Grand Hy­att Hong Kong, wine from Pont des Arts and Château Pétrus, and much more.

all smiles A ben­e­fi­ciary of the Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion

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