Team CBM go the extra mile: walking the road to Rwanda

Posted on: Thursday, 28th February, 2019

A team of staff from the CBM office in Cambridge is supporting the See the Way appeal by embarking on a 12 week step challenge to raise vital funds for the See the Way appeal.

The team aim to collectively walk or run 12,000,000 steps, enough to cover the 6,000 miles from the CBM office in Oakington, Cambridge to CBM’s partner hospital Kabgayi Eye Unit in Rwanda, by 14 May.

Between 15 February and 14 May, the UK government will match all public donations to the See the Way appeal, so every pound of sponsorship will be doubled.

Grace Harper, CBM UK Fundraiser, said: “This is such an exciting opportunity for us that we wanted to do our bit as a team to raise vital funds and awareness for our See the Way appeal. We have chosen to walk the virtual 6,000 mile journey to recognise the great lengths many people living in the most remote communities in Rwanda have to go to have their sight restored. We recently met Marie from Rwanda who started losing her sight 5 years ago to cataracts. Marie had to sell her last crop to be able to afford the long journey to hospital. This is why it is so vital to bring eye health services closer to people like Marie."

Funds raised will help people with sight problems in the world’s poorest places to See the Way to a brighter future, improving access to sight-saving surgery, glasses and support so they can go to school, read and write, get around safely and support themselves and their families.

Could you run, walk, bake or swim to help people See the Way to brighter future? Find inspiration and resources here.

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