Orbis in the news

June 2019

There is now less than a week to go until the end of our See My Future appeal – and the campaign is still making headlines.

Mumsnet

On Thursday 28th March, HRH The Countess of Wessex joined us to mark the launch of See My Future, which sees the UK government double all public donations made before 23rd June. With less than a week of the appeal left, support is still high.

Today, the UK's most popular parenting website Mumsnet is featuring See My Future as its Campaign of the Week. The Mumsnet team understand how important education is to ensure a child has access to a bright future – which is just what we are trying to secure for the many children around the world who face having to drop out of school because of issues to do with avoidable sight loss. Perhaps there is something wrong with their own vision, or maybe they are caring for an adult with sight loss: whatever the case, there are too many children for whom poor eye health means an uncertain future.

That's why we're delighted to share our message on Mumsnet. With their help – and yours – we can make sure twice as many children get access to the treatment they need, giving them the gift of a brighter future.

The Oldie

Also this month, The Oldie – one of the fastest growing magazines in the UK – featured Orbis ambassador Henry Wyndham's incredible fundraising attempt. In 2015 Henry nearly lost his sight in a shooting accident and when he recovered with his vision intact it left him with a desire to do something for those less fortunate. Shortly after, he and a friend undertook the gruelling 190-mile long Wainwrights coast to coast walk, fun for our work in Ethiopia. You can read the full article below - just click on the image to download.

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