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GUILDFORD ROTARY

 

EYE PROJECT

 

to mark

 

WORLD SIGHT DAY

 

 

 

 The World Health Organisation’s World Sight Day is on the

 

       12th Thursday in October

 

 

The Guildford Rotary Eye Project supports this initiative and will be

present at several venues in Guildford to raise awareness

of its own avoidable blindness programmes in India and Africa.

 

Not only is The Guildford Rotary Eye Project expanding its work in

India, but is putting in place a further eye hospital

programme in Africa, this time in Auchi, Nigeria.

 

Support can therefore be provided not only for the Indian programme

but for

 

THE NEW AFRICA PROGRAMME

 

Please help The Guildford Rotary Eye Project to help the world’s 

 

50 MILLION AVOIDABLY BLIND

  

   by making a donation to:

www.justgiving.com/guildfordeyeproject

 

 

THE AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS PROGRAMME

 

 

A DONATION OF JUST £5 CAN ENABLE THE BLIND

 

TO SEE AGAIN!

 

www.guildfordrotaryeyeproject.org.uk

 

Charity reg no 1127630.

 

 

 

GUILDFORD ROTARY

 

EYE PROJECT

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               The Guildford Rotary Eye Project is a charity inspired, founded and

                    administered by Rotarians, and as such is unique in the provision of eye

                    treatment to the avoidably blind.

                    Founded in 1998 by Dr Sam Das former eye surgeon and ophthalmic

                    consultant at Guildford’s  Royal Surrey Hospital the charities aim  is to

                    provide operations for patients in the Indian sub continent, Africa and

                    other economically emerging areas who are sadly too poor to afford the

                    cost of treatment themselves.               

 

                   These victims of poverty are known as THE AVOIDABLY BLIND

                and there are some 50 million worldwide.

 

              The Guildford Rotary Eye Project’s efforts to date have primarily

                  been concentrated in India and it is therefore with great pleasure that

                  they announce a new avoidable blindness programme in Nigeria.

                 This follows an earlier initiative in Uganda.

 

THE EYE PROJECT PROVIDES

 

                                                              Training for eye surgeons               

                                                              Microscopes and laser equipment                

                                                              Eye buses                                          

                                                              Hospital transport

                                                              Mobile eye screening camps         

                                                              Facilities for the treatment of:                        

                                                              Cataracts                                            

                                                              Glaucoma             

                                                              Retinal detachment                          

                                                              Diabetic retinopathy. 

 

                 Its unique funding model requires local partners to provide finance for

                 the hospital buildings and to contribute towards  the cost of all medical

                 equipment. The aim is for all facilities to eventually be self funding.  

                 Due to The Rotary Movements generous grant system a donation in the

                 UK of just £5, can fully fund a sight restoring eye operation in India or Africa.

 

        SUPPORT THE NEW AFRICA PROGRAMME

                The charity naturally wishes to continue expanding its work in India

                 and additionally needs to achieve funding for operations for the new

                 programme in Auchi in Nigeria. The eye surgeon training is in hand as is the

                 acquisition of vital clinic and hospital buildings.

 

                    There is therefore a need to fund both an initial series of

eye operations and the operating equipment itself.

 

               The Guildford Rotary Eye Project has made a conscious effort recently

 

                to raise awareness of its work not only within Rotary, but also amongst

 

                the public at large and particularly in the Guildford area itself. Additionally

 

                it is busying itself attending shows, fetes,  conferences and the like, and

 

                is in the throes of organising celebrations for WORLD SIGHT DAY

 

                    which is a World Health Organisation initiative,

 

                on the second Thursday in October.

 

                It is hoped that many Rotary Clubs will rise to the challenge  and mark

 

                    WORLD SIGHT DAY in their own town on behalf of 

 

                   The Guildford Rotary Eye Project.

 

                                    Full support and promotional leaflets for Rotarians are available from: 

                                               john.miles13@btinternet.com   or phone 01483 481856

 

       Please help The Guildford Rotary Eye Project to help the avoidably

blind by making adonation to:

www.justgiving.com/guildfordeyeproject

 

www.guildfordrotaryeyeproject.org.uk

 

                            WORLD SIGHT DAY &

          GUILDFORD’S ROTARY EYE PROJECT

 

information for Rotarians

 

 

What is World Sight Day?

 

                    World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus

                    global attention on blindness, visual impairment and

                    rehabilitation of the visually impaired, held on the second

                    Thursday in October.

                    World Sight Day is observed around the world by all

                    partners involved in preventing visual impairment or

                    restoring sight. It is also the main advocacy  event for

                    the prevention of blindness and for "Vision 2020:

                    The Right to Sight"  a global effort to prevent blindness,

                    created by the World Health Organisation and the

                    International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

 

                          see link:-   WHO programme on prevention of blindness and visual impairment

 

                             What is the Guildford Rotary Eye Project?

                  The Guildford Rotary Eye Project was established by eye

                  surgeon, and member of Guildford Rotary Club, Dr Sam

                  Das in 1998 to provide eye care for the  avoidably blind

                  who are too poor to afford to pay for any treatment

                  themselves.

 

‘’A donation of just £5 can enable the blind to see again!’

 

How will World Sight Day & Guildford’s

 

Rotary Eye Project work together?

 

                 In order to raise awareness of the plight of the avoidably

                 blind and also to raise funds for the vital work undertaken

                 by the Guildford Rotary Eye Project, a number of events

                 will be taking place in Guildford from the 7th to the 13th

                 October.   

 

                How can your Club help?  How can your Club help? 

  

                The Guildford Rotary Eye Project would be delighted if your

                 Rotary Club could support us by undertaking your own

                 event on or around the 7th to 13th October thereby raising both

                 funds and awareness of this most worthwhile charity. 

                 We can provide you with explanatory leaflets about the

                 charities work and ambitions, and also email you posters

                 and collection can labels etc.

                 Full support and promotional leaflets etc are available

                 from john.miles13@btinternet.com or phone 01483 481856.

 

WORLD SIGHT DAY &

 GUILDFORD’S ROTARY EYE PROJECT

 

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