Bishops speak out for their support for See the Way

Posted on: Monday, 25th March, 2019

The Bishops of Kensington and Gloucester have spoken of their support for CBM’s See the Way appeal and urged others to join them in helping prevent blindness and support people with sight problems in the world’s poorest places.

Bishop of Kensington, The Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin 
“Around the world, many people are losing the precious gift of sight, due to the lack of availability of cataract operations that are routine in wealthier parts of the world. CBM’s See the Way appeal is helping deliver sight-saving operations and other support in the world’s poorest places. If you value your own sight, why not give to this urgent need – and every pound you give or raise until the 14 May will be doubled by the UK government.”

Bishop of GloucesterBishop of Gloucester, The Rt Rev Rachel Treweek 
 “As Christians, we’re called to be light in the darkness and it’s hard to think of a more literal way of doing that than by helping restore sight to people who are needlessly blind. Christian Blind Mission does wonderful work to prevent avoidable blindness and bring light and hope to people with sight problems in the world’s poorest places, so I hope you’ll consider supporting their appeal to help people See the Way to a brighter future, through prayer, fundraising or by making a donation. Until 14 May, public donations to CBM’s See the Way appeal will be matched by the UK government, so every penny will have double the impact!” 

Launched in February, the See the Way appeal will help provide sight-saving surgery, glasses and support, enabling people with sight problems to go to school, read and write, get around safely and support themselves and their families.  Until 14 May, the UK government will match all public donations to the appeal.

Get involved

A range of free resources are available to help churches and other groups get involved in the See the Way appeal through prayer and fundraising.

Click here to donate, download church resources or find out more.

UK Aid Match logoUntil 14th May 2019, the UK government will double all public donations to CBM’s See the Way 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 sight-saving eye-health services in Rwanda.


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