People’s Postcode Lottery

Sightsavers is proud to be one of the organisations benefitting from the support of People’s Postcode Lottery, with players helping to fund our vital work around the world.

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People’s Postcode Lottery is a subscription lottery that raises money for good causes in Great Britain and around the world.

At least 33 per cent of the ticket price goes to charity, and since 2005 players have raised millions of pounds for good causes.

Sightsavers is awarded funding through Postcode Global Trust, for whom People’s Postcode Lottery manages lotteries. This means players are helping to fund our sight-saving work across the world. We are incredibly grateful for this support.

Since 2019, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have been supporting Sightsavers’ eye health and education projects in Africa.  One of these projects is a transformational eye health programme in Malawi.

In July 2022, a small team worked with a local videographer to capture some of the work that’s being carried out in Malawi by the incredible eye health workers there. During their visit, they met Angeshita who had cataracts, and followed her journey from before she received surgery until she returned home.

Thanks to players, thousands of people in Malawi have received sight-saving and life-changing surgery. To learn more about the programme and Angeshita’s story, watch our video below.

Ophthalmic clinical officer Rex performs an eye test on a woman at an outdoor community screening.

Once upon a time
in Malawi

To celebrate the support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we’ve created an interactive story to showcase the eye health programme.

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Aziza’s story

Aziza, from Nampula province in Mozambique, had been struggling with her eyesight for some time. But thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, she had surgery and gained a new lease of life. 

Ruby Hammer using a tablet to test the cataract simulator.

Celebrities experience the effects of cataracts using Sightsavers simulator

Broadcaster Fiona Phillips, TV doctor Dr Sara Kayat and celebrity make-up artist Ruby Hammer tried the simulator as part of a push to raise awareness about sight loss.

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