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Help Light up Lives and fund sight-saving treatments in the world's poorest places

LUL Aid Match 2021 - Cathleen - LUL HP-High-Quality

Last chance: Give before midnight on 20th May 2021 and every £1 you donate will be doubled by the UK government

Help Light up Lives and fund sight-saving treatments in the world's poorest places

Last chance: Give before midnight on 20th May 2021 and every £1 you donate will be doubled by the UK government

Light Up Lives

 

Every day, people living in the world’s poorest places become needlessly blind because of conditions that could be easily treated, like cataracts. Many women, men and children like Cathleen (pictured above) living in poverty have no access to the most basic of eye health services.

Worldwide, a shocking 3 out of 4 people who are blind don’t need to be. And too often, if you live in a poor community, losing your sight also means losing the chance to go to school, live independently or earn a living.

For those living on the edge, the impact is devastating - whole families pushed deeper into desperate poverty and hunger.

You can Light up Lives by enabling people in the world’s poorest places to see again through sight-restoring surgery, eye treatments and glasses, so they can go to school, get around safely and support themselves and their families. 

It's your last chance to make twice the difference. Every £1 you give to Light up Lives before midnight of Thursday 20th May 2021 will be matched by the UK government.

P 3760, Peek Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, Africa. Partner: Zimbabwe Council for the Blind
HIS Danford Dangah (14), male, poor eyesight. Pictures are about a schoolscreening and his consultation at the Richard Morris Hospital, children eye department / 
For further information see: ZWE-19-1690_story.pdf
Picture: Danford (in front) is trying out a frame for his new glasses
P 3760, Peek Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, Africa. Partner: Zimbabwe Council for the Blind
HIS Thierry Mhuri (16), male, sore eyes. Pictures are about his consultation at the Richard Morris Hospital, children eye department / 
For further information see: ZWE-19-1785_story.pdf
Picture: Thierry (right) during his examination. Name of staff not known.
Yudaya during intervention (1st cataract surgery on her left eye) at the Mengo eye department: .Please refer to respective field reports for more information
Yudaya 70 years, has bilateral cataract. She lives in a city suburb with her grandchildren
Here, she is at the Mengo eye department for a cataract surgery.

What you will help achieve

With your support we hope to launch a major 3-year project that will significantly reduce the number of people living needlessly with blindness or visual impairment in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province.

Your donations will help Light up Lives for people living in the world’s poorest places by:

  • improving access to sight-restoring cataract surgery and treatment for blinding conditions like glaucoma.
  • reaching people at risk of blindness in remote areas, far from the nearest eye hospital, helping them access treatment before it is too late.
  • providing glasses and support to people with low vision so they can go to school, earn a living and be active in their communities.
  • equipping hospitals, training local staff and partnering with local organisations to strengthen eye health systems to ensure the maximum long-term benefit.
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Last chance to make twice the difference
Until 20th May 2021, the UK government will double donations to our Light up Lives appeal up to £2 million. Public donations will support CBM’s work preventing blindness and transforming lives wherever the need is greatest. Match funding from the UK government will improve access to eye-health services in Zimbabwe.

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Christian Blind Mission UK is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales as charity number 1058162, and with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator as charity number SC041101.

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