Help give the gift of sight
I am writing to let people 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 in to action.
I saw adults and children being assessed in health clinics, having cataracts 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.
The sum of £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 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. Melanie Sykes, Ambassador, Sightsavers