It couldn't be easier to give the gift of sight this summer
On July 24 we are being urged to go #BrightForSight to help the 285 million people around the world who live with visual impairment.
Today 36 million people are living with blindness.
However 75% of sight loss can be cured or prevented.
That's where we come in.
— Sightsavers Ireland (@SightsaversIE) July 6, 2020
On Friday July 24 simply wear something yellow for work, whether you are working at home or in your new socially distanced workplace and make a small donation here.
Of course this year is a little different to how we imagined! So although we can’t be all together, we can still get together for a virtual or socially distanced coffee morning to celebrate Bright for Sight and raise funds for a great cause.
Show off your yellow with your colleagues via a virtual quiz, video cooking lesson or bake-off, or even a virtual wine and cheese tasting!
Whether it's your brightest t-shirt, an eye-catching pair of socks or that gorgeous yellow dress you got online
Why yellow? It's the colour that's easiest to identify for people with a visual impairment.
The money you raise can make a huge difference to someone's life.
Here's what your donations can do:
17 cent can protect someone against the blinding disease trachoma
€2 provides a pair of glasses
€4 pays for a lens for a cataract operation
€32 can provide a cataract operation for an adult
€104 can restore a child’s sight through a cataract operation.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you’re taking part!
More information can be found here.