Holy Trinity Church, Penn Street and Christ Church, Holmer Green
What we do: We help blind people to see again, and prevent people from going blind wherever we can. We improve the lives of people with disabilities, particularly those who have permanent sight loss.
We need to change the lives of people at risk of sight loss for the long term, not just today. So we campaign to make the world a fairer place for people with disabilities and we tackle the underlying causes of avoidable blindness.
There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness can be cured or prevented. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when they needn’t be.
Shocked by this? So are we. We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.
295 million people protected against river blindness
6.1 million sight-restoring cataract operations
43 million people treated with trachoma antibiotics
It weighs just 3lb, yet it controls our emotions, senses and actions.
Every single one of them. It is how we process the world around us.
So when it breaks down, we break down.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
There are hundreds of neurological conditions. We fund the best research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives of those affected. We inspire scientists and families to come together, side by side, stride by stride.
Help loved ones live better, longer. Let’s unite to accelerate the progress of brain research.