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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

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Journey through the Suir Valley

27 June 2016

This week, our fundraisers are starting in New Ross, heading to Waterford and on through the Suir Valley, before following the curve of Slievenamon to North Tipp and back into Co. Kilkenny. Continue reading

The Junior Painter winners holding up their paintings.

Junior Painter’s ‘Imagine 2013′ in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre this July

22 June 2016

NEWS: Celebrations continue for the best young artists in Ireland, as we proudly announce an exhibition of our National and Regional winners of the Junior Painter Awards in the Powerscourt Centre in Dublin’s city centre from Ju Continue reading

A map of Ireland with a pointer on Lahinch.

Our fundraisers are travelling to Clare!

17 June 2016

Our dedicated team of fundraisers have been going door to door to help spread the word about how you can help us save people from a life in poverty due to avoidable blindness. Continue reading

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I do like to be beside the seaside

15 June 2016

Our dedicated team of fundraisers have been going door to door in Balbriggan to help spread the word about how you can help us save people from a life in poverty due to avoidable blindness. Continue reading

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For every €1 we receive (including donated supplies)

91.8%

goes towards our vital work

7.7%

grows awareness and funds

0.5%

keeps us running

Irish Aid logoIrish Aid has committed to a four-year development funding grant for our work in West Africa. Find out more.

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