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Sightsavers receives support from many organisations, clubs, businesses, schools and individuals and we would like to thank you all for the fantastic hard work you put into raising funds for us - it really is appreciated.
Be part of Sightsaver's wide community of dedicated fundraisers. Events vary from skydives to coffee mornings and our fundraisers are from all age groups. Whatever you choose to do and whatever amount you raise you will be making a lasting difference in some of the worlds poorest countries. Check out the A-Z guide or why not add to the list with something different. Email us your ideas today.
When you fundraise for Sightsavers please share your story and be an inspiration to others, e-mail email@example.com
Aiming for the Dublin City Marathon
Martin McKenna and Enda Fields describe themselves as "two ordinary blokes with one aim - to raise much needed money for Sightsavers". Their main goal is to train for and run the Dublin City Marathon on October 29th. Along the way they have been organising other smaller events, with a difference! Their first event was a Zumba morning in Emyville leisure centre which proved a great success, raising €200. They then held a table quiz in Armagh where they raised a futher €200, and most recently a blind walk around the beautiful Emyville Lough which raised €260. We are most grateful to these two inspirational men and look forward to cheering them on at the Dublin City marathon. Best of luck fellas!
Mink eyelash extensions save sight!
For the month of June, Up To My Eyes, Greystones, took part in a mammoth charity drive donating €10 from every set of mink lash extensions to Sightsavers. Up To My Eyes were delighted to run this initiative, "We have the privilege of making women feel good on a daily basis" said owner Elaine McParland "and we wanted to participate in something that will help assist those with sight loss". Elaine personally experienced near sight loss after surgery very recently which encouraged her personal crusade to raise funds for Sightsavers. We are delighted to have received a cheque for €700 from the Up To My Eyes team, it will really make a huge difference.
The Annual Dublin Bus Pull
The Annual Bus Pull in aid of Sightsavers took place on the 14th of July 2012. 12 strong men from Dublin Bus pulled a single decker bus starting at Donnybrook through the streets of Dublin to finish up on O'Connell Street. The were encouraged all the way with people clapping and cheering them and kindly putting donations into the Sightsavers buckets. A big thank you to Christy Butler and friends in Dublin Bus who made the pull possible. Over €1,200 was collected which is a fantastic result for all involved.
Swimming for Sightsavers!
Aravon School Groundskeeper Christy O'Toole, along with his friends and family, braced the cold weather and took the plunge at the Bray school's swimming pool in early January. This was the twelfth year of the swim which Christy started to raise money for Sightsavers. He has been an avid supporter of ours since 1988 and we're so grateful for all his support over the years. Thank Christy!
Women supporting women
Niamh Wallace and members of the Inner Wheel Organisation
The Inner Wheel Organisation chose Sightsavers, as their international charity for their annual collection to promote Women & Blindness.
Niamh Wallace of the Inner Wheel says ‘With 30 million women suffering from blindness or sight problems it seems only right that a wholly female organisation get behind this campaign’.
The organization raised €345 for Sightsavers and is a real example of women getting involved and reaching out to other women in need.
Focusing on Sightsavers
Photographer Rene Bruun sold prints on his website during the month of August with all proceeds going to Sightavers. Rene also completed a twenty-four hour fast, collected money at work and is planning to hold a draw in aid of Sightsavers.
'As a photographer my sight is very important to me. When I saw a commercial for Sightsavers I realised that I could help others. The gift of sight is probably the best thing you could ever give someone.'
To check out Rene's prints go to www.renebruunphotogrer.com