Cambridge Independent backs local charity’s eye care campaign in Kenya and across the world

CBM See The Way launch
CBM’s Head of Philanthropy Dave Taylor at the #SeeTheWay launch in Cambridge. Photo: CBM

Cambridge-based overseas disability charity Christian Blind Mission (CBM) has launched a new campaign, supported by the Cambridge Independent newspaper, to help people with sight problems in the world’s poorest places.

CBM’s See the Way appeal is raising funds to improve access to sight-saving surgery, glasses and support in the world’s poorest places, enabling people to attend school, read and write, get around safely and support themselves and their families.

Joy and other children live with low vision in Kenya.

The official launch took place at the Storey’s Field Centre in Eddington on the 28 February. During the evening reception, olunteers, supporters and representatives of local businesses enjoyed East African food and drumming, while learning about CBM’s new appeal.

In Kenya, CBM has been working with partners since the early 1970s, preventing blindness, improving health and helping people with disabilities go to school, earn a living, access health care/rehabilitation and secure respect in their communities.

Hansatu from Kenya was blind from cataracts for 4 years. A CBM partner project was able to remove her cataracts – giving her sight and life once more.

Until 14th May 2019, the UK government will double all public donations to the See the Way appeal up to £2 million. Public donations will support CBM’s work preventing blindness and transforming lives wherever the need is greatest. 

You can learn more about the campaign by visiting the See the Way website and to read the article about the charity’s campaign launch on the Cambridge Independent.

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