Charity fundraising for Sightsavers

By raising money for us, you really can change lives. There are plenty of ways to get involved with fundraising: whatever you choose to do, we’re here to support you.

Ready to make a difference? Start here!

Run the Dublin Marathon for Sightsavers Ireland!
Register your interest

Get started on your charity fundraising journey and see how you can make an impact!

It doesn’t matter how you choose to get involved, or how much you raise for Sightsavers. What matters is that you want to make a difference. With your support, we can continue our life-changing work around the world.

We have lots of fundraising ideas: big or small, outside or indoors, individually or with friends and family.

We’re delighted that you’d like to raise money for us: whichever idea you choose, rest assured that your support has a huge impact. And we’re here to support you all the way!

Jackie Carroll raises her arms at the finish line of the VHI Mini Marathon, standing underneath the clock reading 2:11:40.
Jackie Carroll ran the VHI Mini Marathon in Dublin to raise money for Sightsavers.
Meet our fundraising heroes

Join a Sightsavers Ireland charity event

Sightsavers’ Ciara Smullen holds up a Sightsavers t-shirt while the sun rises behind her in the Arctic circle.

Trek the Arctic Circle

Brave the Arctic Challenge: join our next expedition to watch the first sunrise of the year.
About First Light for Sight

A man smiles and holds his arms out wide while abseiling.

Abseil at Croke Park

Join us to take on the challenge of a lifetime: abseil 150ft from the stadium roof for World Sight Day.
Abseil with us

A group of runners participating in the Dublin marathon

Run a marathon

Set your sights on racing the streets of Dublin. Every kilometre you take will help sight.
About the Dublin Marathon

How to organise your charity event


Choose a fundraising idea

From trekking across the Arctic Circle to abseiling at Croke Park or running the Dublin marathon, there are lots of ways you can help save sight by doing what you love. Join one of our charity events.



Decide how to collect money

You can collect donations by setting up a page on an online fundraising website such as JustGiving, or you could fundraise through Facebook: read our guide to online fundraising. Alternatively, you can keep it traditional by collecting cash from supporters then sending us the money you raise.



Promote your event

To spread the word, why not share details about your event on social media? Remember to tag Sightsavers in your posts, or email [email protected] to tell us all about your event. Alternatively, you could use printed posters or flyers to advertise your fundraiser – download our fundraising pack for details.

Download our fundraising pack

Your ultimate guide to fundraising for Sightsavers, full of ideas, challenges and resources to help you start fundraising to save sight around the world.

Download the PDF

How to send us the money you’ve raised

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Pay in online via our website

If you have received any cash or fundraising contributions to your own bank account, you can make an online donation to Sightsavers for the same amount.
Please note: we are unable to accept cash by post.

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Cash donations

If you’ve received cash donations, these should be paid into your own bank account: you can then make an online donation to Sightsavers for the same amount.
Please note: we are unable to accept cash by post.

Pay in via your online fundraising page

If you’ve set up an online fundraising page but have received contributions to your own bank account, you can pay these in via your online fundraising page: just make the donation to your page as if you’re making a donation to yourself.

Send cheques and postal orders

Send cheques, postal orders and bank drafts by post to Sightsavers, 305 The Capel Building, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7, D07R672, Ireland (no stamp needed). Include your name and a brief description, and if possible your unique reference number.

See how your fundraising can help

Fatuma from Tanzania laughing


could pay for life-changing operations to treat three adults such as Fatuma for the advanced stages of trachoma.

Arif, who was treated for cataract by Sightsavers when he was a child, is now an adult who can drive a lorry.


could pay for cataract operations for four children like Arif, giving them the chance of a brighter future.

Eye surgeon Samson Lokele inspects a patient before her eye surgery.


could fund training for 40 health workers such as Samson, helping to build sustainable, local health services.

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Any fundraising questions? Drop us a line!

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Please do get in touch with any queries. We’d love to hear from you!

Email [email protected]

For answers to some of the most common queries, see our frequently asked questions.