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