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Margaret takes on a walking challenge to save sight

Posted on: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

86-year-old Margaret Weir from Brighton is setting herself the challenge of walking 1,000 steps every day this week to help restore sight and Light up Lives in the world’s poorest places.

Margaret is registered blind – she recently lost her sight to glaucoma – and walks with a three-wheeled walker but she is determined to raise funds to help others facing avoidable blindness in poorer parts of the world.

She explains:

“I’m doing this in the spirit of Captain Tom. I’ve had good sight for most of my life, it’s only recently that it has deteriorated quickly but I’m coming towards the end of my life. I’m thinking of people in the developing world who are younger, who have eye disease and cataracts. They have a long life ahead of them. It would be wonderful if their sight could be restored so they can support their families by earning a living, benefiting others in their community. It makes me happy to think that others who can benefit will be helped”

  Older woman using her three-wheeled walker

Support Margaret and donate now. Until 20th May, every £1 you give will be matched by the UK government.

UK Aid LogoPublic 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.

Images: Top – Margaret at home. Bottom – Margaret out walking, using her three-wheeled walker.