Fundraising in the UK
Vision Aid Overseas and Optometry Giving Sight have entered into a formal agreement whereby Vision Aid Overseas coordinates and manages Optometry Giving Sight fundraising activities and the World Sight Day Challenge throughout the UK.
“Due to the past success of this collaborative working, our respective Boards feel that Vision Aid Overseas should be the lead organisation within the UK for mobilising support for sustainable eye and vision care programs in underserved communities, while Optometry Giving Sight should focus its efforts at the global level,” said Bob Chappell, Chairman of Optometry Giving Sight UK.
The agreement means that Vision Aid Overseas will coordinate and run the World Sight Day Challenge, now in its tenth year, and Cycling for Sight on behalf of Optometry Giving Sight. It also means that Optometry Giving Sight will be requesting that funds donated by their UK supporters and monthly donors are sent, instead, directly to Vision Aid Overseas to support agreed Optometry Giving Sight funded Vision Aid Overseas education and training projects.
NB/ If you are a patient, or someone who wears glasses or values good vision and would like to donate to the World Sight Day Challenge, please simply click on the orange bar above.