Cambridge student organises St Patrick’s Day celebration for CBM’s ‘See the Way’ appeal

Posted on: Thursday, 21st March, 2019
Isabelle Cory CBM See the Way

Cambridge student Isabelle Cory has raised over £1700 for CBM’s See the Way appeal by organising a celebration of music, poetry and prose for St Patrick’s Day – her first ever fundraising event. Guests were entertained by international jazz pianist Peter Lemer and his son Reuben Lemer on vocals, with voluntary audience participation.

Isabelle, who attends Bottisham Village College, organised the celebration in Fulbourn, Cambridge as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award - volunteering section, “I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and do something new”, she explains.

“People’s ability to learn and live should not be hindered by disability. CBM has helped so many people to flourish and with the match funding from the UK government, we can do so much more. Specifically improving access to sight-saving eye-health services in Rwanda. We are delighted that the See the Way appeal has gained match funding by the UK government.”

The funds raised will help people with sight problems in the world’s poorest places to See the Way to a brighter future by providing sight-saving surgery, glasses and support. Until 14 May, all donations to the See the Way appeal will be doubled by the UK government, so the event will have twice the impact. Proceeds from the event 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

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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