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  • Tue, 03/05/2016 - 13:10
    We are thrilled to announce that actress Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Calendar Girls, Ever Decreasing Circles) will be presenting a BBC Radio 4 appeal on behalf of CBM UK, raising funds to save children's sight in Tanzania, East Africa. "It is shocking to think that children in East Africa are going blind because they can't afford a simple operation that, in the UK, we treat as routine...
  • Mon, 25/04/2016 - 09:26
    On 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. A second 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck on 12 May 2015. The two earthquakes caused huge devastation, disrupting the lives of 5.6 million people. Figures from the Government of Nepal reported more than 8,800 deaths, 22,000 people injured, 600,000 houses destroyed, and 285,000 houses partially damaged. CBM has been working with...
  • Wed, 20/04/2016 - 13:30
    On Saturday 16 April 2016 a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador at 6:58 pm local time.  The earthquake was felt around the Andean nation of 16 million people and is the worst disaster the country has faced in decades. The death toll from Ecuador's biggest earthquake soared to at least 400 people, and has left thousands of rescuers using tractors and bare hands hunting...
  • Wed, 20/04/2016 - 08:12
    CBM has published a systematic review and policy brief on Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities. This review summarises the evidence on inclusive education and provides clear recommendations for governments, the international development community and donors. In many low and middle-income countries, children with disabilities have very low rates of educational enrolment. Even if...
  • Fri, 11/03/2016 - 14:13
    Ian Benson will be carrying a 6-foot wooden cross through 14 miles of Dorset countryside to raise funds to restore sight to people in the poorest communities of the world. On 18th and 19th March, Ian will be joined by a group of friends and supporters as he carries the Cross from Dorchester to Wool, raising funds for CBM's sight-saving work. "As well as being a walk of prayer and witness, we...
  • Fri, 26/02/2016 - 15:12
    20-year-old student, Ali Banham, who is in her third year at Cardiff Metropolitan University, will be taking part in The St David’s Day 10k run in Cardiff on Sunday 28th February, to raise vital funds to support children living with clubfoot in some of the world’s poorest communities. Ali said, “I decided to run for CBM UK because I was born with two club feet myself, so without...