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The problem

There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.

Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.

We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.

Find out what we’re doing about it

How we’re doing

How you can help

people39million

people around the world are blind

firstaid80%

of this can be cured or prevented

News

Asiah Anafo in the late afternoon sunshine. Arigu, Ghana

This week we visit Kilkenny

14 July 2014

Over the last few weeks our fundraisers have slowly been making their way around Ireland. Not seen them yet? Well this week is the turn of Kilkenny! We call on you to help us save people from a life of blindness. Continue reading

A woman and her grandson hug on the step of a front door.

Hello Drogheda!

04 July 2014

Have you seen our fundraisers in Drogheda this week? They're out rallying up support, showing people how they can help those living in the poorest parts of the world. Wherever you are in Ireland, you too can make a big difference. Continue reading

A child smiles as she receives medicine to protect her from trachoma.

Could you take the time to listen?

18 June 2014

If we can't bring you to Sightsavers, we can certainly bring Sightsavers to you! Our fundraising team have been busy spreading the word on what we do to as many people as they can. For more info or to say hi! Continue reading

Two hands reading Braille.

Out and about in Dublin

23 May 2014

We're coming to say 'Hallo'! Do you live in Dublin? We're rounding up support in the local area, so if you bump into one of our friendly fundraisers, give us a wave or come and say 'Hi'! Continue reading

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For every €1 we receive (including donated supplies)

94.5c

is spent on our vital work

5c

grows awareness and funds

0.5c

keeps us running

Irish aid

 

Irish Aid has committed a four year development funding grant for our work in West Africa.

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