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Orbis take home award for Most Powerful Insight through Research

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Operation Sight

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HRH The Countess of Wessex celebrates World Sight Day in Qatar with Orbis UK

For World Sight Day HRH The Countess of Wessex visited Qatar with Orbis UK to highlight the need for funding global eye health programmes. Read More »

Remember a Charity Week: Living Legends

As Robert Walters stands down from his role as Orbis UK chairman he reflects on the legacies we leave. Read More »

UK Annual Report and Financial Statements 2014

The Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of the our work Read More »

Nicholas King glasses supporting Orbis

Designer Nicholas King has teamed up with eyewear brand London Retro to produce a range of glasses and sunglasses to support Orbis. Read More »

Orbis London Marathon runners storm to the finish line

On Sunday 26th April, four Orbis runners braved the chilly conditions to take on the monumental task of running 26.2 miles. They did this in aid of those suffering from preventable blindness in areas of need around the world.  Read More »

Stephen Pau takes on toughest challenge yet for Orbis

Stephen Pau has been supporting Orbis for over seven years. The UTMB 'Ultramarathons' take place across the Alps, in France, Italy and Switzerland. Read More »

Authors raise over £4,100 for Orbis through book sales

John F O’Connell and George Williams have generously raised over £4,100 for Orbis by donating the royalties from their book. Read More »

Santander Wembley Presents Orbis with over £3,000 from Fundraising Walk

Orbis was presented with a cheque for £3,384 at the official opening of Santander's new branch in Wembley. Read More »

The Great Ethiopian Run 2014

By: Ben Dirs. “How on earth did we get here?!” I guarantee you’ll have this thought at least once. As you’re pounding the streets of rickety Addis Ababa... Read More »

Orbis UK launches first ever TV campaign

The ‘Direct Response’ ad (which asks viewers to directly respond by donating) features a voice over by actor Kevin Whately, known for his role as Lewis in ‘Inspector Morse’ and ‘Lewis’. Read More »

Alan Whicker leaves a Legacy

Orbis is honoured to have received a legacy from Alan Whicker, the popular journalist and presenter of ‘Whicker’s World’ who died last year. Read More »

Orbis Launches Vision for Ethiopia Appeal

A special appeal to help eliminate avoidable blindness in Ethiopia, which has one of the highest rates of vision loss in the world. Read More »

Walkers raise £25,000 for Orbis

200 sight-saving fundraisers took part in the 10k Oshwal Pharmacists Walk in aid of Orbis raised a staggering £25,000. Read More »

Sothebys Chairman: A near miss to a great gain

After Henry had a shooting accident in which he was almost blinded. He told us: “I came very close to losing the sight in both my eyes. Had I not been wearing my glasses, I would have definitely been blinded forever". Read More »

Authors raise near to £2000 for Orbis through book sales

John F O’Connell and George Williams have generously donated close to £2000 in royalties from their book, Air Transport in the 21st Century, helping Orbis tackle preventable blindness in the developing world. Read More »

Family tackles the Bath Half Marathon

Big congratulations to 54-year-old Wiltshire teaching assistant Hennie Symington and her 20-year-old son Sebastian, whom after taking on the Bath Half Marathon on the 2nd March, have so far raised an amazing 1,240 on behalf of Orbis. Read More »

Henry Wyndham’s Walk for Sight

After a shooting accident nearly blinded him, Sotheby’s Senior Auctioneer took on some of the UK’s harshest terrain in a 190 mile walk in aid of Orbis’s international sight-saving work. Henry Wyndham completed his walk in 15 days, marking the finish by dipping his feet into the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay.  Read More »