You can help us reach our million target
i Am writing to let your readers know about sightsavers “A million miracle’s” fundraising campaign that i am supporting.
The campaign aims to fund one million cataract operations that will restore, save and protect people’s sight in some of the poorest parts of the world.
i was lucky enough to visit madhya Pradesh, india, in July, with the sightsavers team and see how the campaign and its funding is being put into action. i saw adults and children being assessed in health clinics, having cataract surgery and at home following treatment. it was an amazing experience to see lives being restored with such simple treatment which comes at such a low cost.
i am asking donors and members of the public to donate to the sightsavers cataract work and help reach the final miracle. £30 can enable an adult to have a cataract operation and change their life completely.
money raised from this appeal will be matched by the UK government, pound for pound, until January 9, 2018, so your gift will go even further this Christmas. The matched funding will go towards sightsavers’ projects in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Visit https://donate.sightsavers.org/smxpatron/uk/donate.html to donate and support the work of sightsavers. Ms Melanie Sykes Ambassador, Sightsavers
Melanie Sykes in India as part of her ambassadorial role for Sightsavers