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Press Release - International Youth Day

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Win a pair of Tom Davies specs – glasses designer to the stars

Tom Davies, renowned glasses designer, is supporting our Vision for Zambia appeal through his spectacle design competition, DADA - and you can win a pair of his frames! Read More »

Birds of a Feather writers ask for your help to save a child’s sight for free

Comedy writing legends, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, highlight the importance of working together to tackle avoidable blindness.  Read More »

Orbis UK Launches Government Backed Appeal for Children in Zambia

Blindness prevention charity, Orbis UK, has today launched ‘Vision for Zambia’, an appeal to tackle avoidable childhood blindness. From the 4th November to the 3rd February 2016, the UK government will be doubling all public donations as part of their UK Aid Match scheme, enabling Orbis to reach twice as many children.  Read More »

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 »

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 Chairman Wins Trustee of the Year Honour at the Charity Staff and Volunteer Awards

On Thursday 5th March, Mr Robert Walters, consultant ophthalmologist and chairman of Orbis UK, was recognised for his dedication and contribution to the global fight against preventable blindness and named Trustee of the Year. 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 »

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Earns AAAASFI Accreditation

December 5, 2014 - Orbis has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASFI) for its Flying Eye Hospital (FEH).  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 »

Former President Ambassador for eye health in Sub Saharan Africa

As World Sight Month draws to a close eye health leaders celebrated the appointment of the new ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) Ambassador for VISION 2020: Sub Saharan Africa.  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 »

UK Government Supports Orbis to Eliminate Trachoma in Ethiopia

The Department for International Development (DFID) has announced it is to invest £39 million to support the elimination of trachoma in Africa. Eye health charity Orbis will coordinate and implement the project in Ethiopia, which has the highest known prevalence of trachoma in the world, with two in five children infected. Read More »

Dazzling A-List Sotheby’s Soiree Tops £1m for Sight-Saving Charity

Last night (Wednesday 21st May) Ali Spencer-Churchill, nephew of Sotheby’s Chairman and auctioneer Henry Wyndham, hosted a star-studded fundraising event at the prestigious auction house in aid of sight-saving charity Orbis. The exclusive annual bash was attended by a glittering array of A-listers including Guy Ritchie, Liz Hurley, Jeremy Clarkson, Yasmin Le Bon and Ronnie Corbett, and raised a staggering £1m in aid of Orbis and NGO Mothers4Children. Read More »

Orbis and AMREF launch a new programme

Through support from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, a new £2million partnership has been established between the London-based branch of international ophthalmic charity Orbis and Africa’s largest health NGO, AMREF, with the aim of eradicating trachoma in the South Omo zone of Southern Ethiopia in the long term. Read More »

Half Of Africa’s Blind Children Could Have Avoided a Life Of Darkness Through Early Detection

Following World Sight Day, Orbis calls for action with the release of its report. Read More »

Anaesthetist Bazil Ateleanu Flying High With The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Dr Bazil Ateleanu, from Mansfield, Cardiff, jetted off for a sight-saving assignment in Cameroon, swapping his daily commute to the University Hospital of Wales to help restore sight in the developing country. Read More »

Local Nurse Embarks On Her 23rd Volunteer Assignment With International Sight Saving Charity Orbis

The dedicated nurse, who is from Ireland, used her annual leave to take part in this trip and volunteers with Orbis several times a year. She is an enthusiastic member of Orbis’s volunteer medical team and has been involved with the charity for eleven years, having previously travelled to countries such Syria, Laos, Indonesia and India. Read More »

Anaesthetist Embarks on Volunteer Assignment with the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Local consultant anaesthetist, Dr. Lawrence Azavedo, from Broughton, Preston, has recently returned home from a volunteer medical assignment with the international sight-saving charity Orbis, having swapped the sights of Royal Preston Hospital for the vibrancy of Kolkata, India. Read More »

Local Man Recognized By International Sight-Saving Charity For Raising Valuable Funds

Local resident, Lionel Jeffrey from Hayling Island, has been recognized by the international sight-saving charity Orbis for his continued contributions to the organisation through his fundraising activities. Read More »

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