Sightsavers are back with their Bright for Sight fundraising campaign this summer.
About 285 million people around the world live with visual impairment, with 36 million people living with blindness.
People are often surprised to learn that 75% of sight loss can be cured or prevented.
Sightsavers work in more than 30 developing countries to prevent blindness, restore sight and advocate for people with disabilities.
Sightsavers are asking businesses across the country to go Bright For Sight this June and raise vital funds for the cause.
#BrightForSight is fast approaching and we want your company to join us in turning Ireland yellow on June 21st. It couldn't be easier wear something yellow into work and show your support for our work! Email email@example.com to register.
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— Sightsavers Ireland (@SightsaversIE) May 28, 2019
On Friday 21st of June they're asking as many people as possible across Ireland to take part by wearing something yellow into work.
Whether it's your brightest t-shirt, an eye-catching pair of socks or that banana costume from Halloween 5 years ago.
Why yellow? It's the colour that's easiest to identify for people with a visual impairment.
The money you raise can make a huge difference to someone's life.
#QuoteOfTheWeek Zena (Baraka's Mother) From Tanzania: "I am thankful to the people who donate to Sightsavers and I ask that people keep doing the good work. There are many people who cannot afford these surgeries" give the #GiftOfSight https://t.co/C7qWrzNLRX #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/rOzAqHhBjI
— Sightsavers Ireland (@SightsaversIE) May 31, 2019
Here's what your donations can do:
- 17 cent can protect someone against the blinding disease trachoma
- €2 provides a pair of glasses
- €4 pays for a lens for a child’s cataract operation
- €32 can provide a cataract operation for an adult
- €104 can restore a child’s sight through a cataract operation.
Get involved and host your own Bright for Sight event at home or at work.
Gather your colleagues and go Bright For Sight this June 21st.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you’re taking part.
More information can be found here.