Skip to content

Big Give Christmas Challenge: your sight-saving gift DOUBLED

Posted on: Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

UPDATE – On 5th December at 12pm, thanks to your amazing generosity, we have reached our Big Give Christmas Challenge target!

Today, on Giving Tuesday, we’re launching our Big Give Christmas Challenge – donate now to Give Sight and Bring Colour to a Child’s world and your gift will be doubled!

The Big Give Christmas Challenge runs from 29 November until 6 December. During this week, every donation to our Christmas appeal via the Big Give website will be match funded until we reach our target of £49,500. So every £1 you give becomes £2helping even more children with vision problems to access sight-restoring surgery, glasses and support – bringing colour, light and opportunity into their lives.

Donate to our Big Give Christmas Challenge and your gift will be DOUBLED

For many women, men and children living with avoidable blindness in the world’s poorest places, sight-saving treatment is out of reach due to no access to the most basic eye health services. Too often for people living in poverty, losing your sight also means losing the chance to go to school or earn a living.

Yogendra is resting his head against a white wall.

Every day, children like eight-year old Yogendra (pictured above) become needlessly blind because of conditions like cataracts that can be easily treated.  Cataracts can be treated with straightforward surgery, but Yogendra’s family, like so many others living in poverty, could not afford the operation to restore their son’s sight.

Nobody should lose their sight just because they’re poor. But in the world’s poorest places children are going needlessly blind because they can’t access sight-saving eye services.

Donations to CBM’s Big Give Christmas Challenge will restore sight to children like Yogendra, helping them access surgery, glasses and support so they can go to school, escape poverty and build a brighter future.

All donations before midday on 6 December, or until we meet our target of £49,500 will be matched by The Big Give Christmas Challenge, meaning your gift has incredible TWICE THE IMPACT. Click here to give now.

Top image: Thanks to CBM supporters, Shanice (5) had sight-saving cataract surgery at a CBM-supported hospital in Uganda. She is looking forward to going back to school and playing with her friends.