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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

UPDATE – 7th December – thanks to your amazing generosity, we have already reached our Big Give Christmas Challenge target! But your gift today to the See the Way appeal will still have twice the impact as the UK government will match all public donations up to £2 million until 17 December. Find out more about See the Way and give now (open link in new tab).

The Big Give Christmas Challenge starts today, on Giving Tuesday. For one week only, from 1st-8th December, all donations will be tripled – meaning every £1 you give becomes £3 to save sight!

Donations to CBM’s Christmas Challenge (open link in new tab) via the Big Give website before midday on 8 December will be matched by The Big Give Christmas Challenge. In addition, public donations during this time will be matched by the UK government as part of our See the Way appeal, meaning your gift has an incredible THREE TIMES THE IMPACT.

Give now via the Big Give website (open link in new tab) – for 3x the impact!

A young girl sat on her mum's lap, reading an eye chartAll funds raised through CBM’s Big Give Christmas Challenge will be used for eye health services in Malawi. 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. Cataracts is the leading cause of blindness in Malawi and only 45% of blind people who need cataract surgery have access to it. Too often for people living in poverty, losing your sight also means losing the chance to go to school or earn a living.

Every day children like Leah become needlessly blind because of conditions like cataracts that can be easily treated. 

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

Your gift tripled! Give the gift of sight today.

  • £33 would become £99 and could fund a two-day training course for a Community Worker so they can help people with sight problems access the right treatment.
  • £48 would become £144, enough to pay for surgery to remove cataracts from three adults blind in both eyes, enabling them to see.
  • £95 would become £285 and could fund sight-restoring cataract surgery for three children, enabling them to see and transforming their lives forever.

Together, we can create lasting sustainable change, from cataract surgeries costing just £95, to strengthening health & education systems through training, equipment and policy-development.

Donations to the Christmas Challenge will unlock additional funds on top of The Big Give match from the UK government, meaning every gift has THREE times the impact.

Image: 3-year-old Leah from Uganda was born was cataracts in both of her eyes.