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Facewashing with soap crucial missing step to eliminate blinding disease

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A group of smiling African children.

Jolly Wheelers tackle tenth Coast to Coast cycle for charity

Sightsavers 16 September 2014

For 10 years, a group of 18 cyclists from St Albans calling themselves the Jolly Wheelers have cycled hundreds of miles each year at high speeds and across demanding terrain, crossing Italy coast to coast to raise money for charit Continue reading

Eoin Macken squatting and holding a camera.

Actor Eoin Macken sees our work in action

Sightsavers 15 September 2014

The Irish actor Eoin Macken recently travelled to Mozambique with Sightsavers to make a documentary about our work treating people with cataracts Continue reading

A young boy being given medication.

Milestone moment for 0.7% UK aid target

Sightsavers 12 September 2014

MPs across the three main political parties have voted in support of a bill to commit 0.7% of the UK's gross national income to international aid. Continue reading

A group of African doctors wearing medical gowns.

Report calls on government to prioritise health systems strengthening

Sightsavers 12 September 2014

In response to today's report from the International Development Select Committee into Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries Sightsavers' Director of Policy and Global Advocacy, Juliet Milgate, said: “Sightsave Continue reading

Caroline Harper, Lynne Featherstone and Ben Quilter holding a giant card reading 'Put Us in the Picture'.

Sightsavers hands petition to UK government!

Sightsavers 09 September 2014

This morning, our Put Us in the Picture petition - complete with more than 20,000 signatures from supporters - was taken to London and handed by Paralympian and Sightsavers ambassador Ben Quilter to Lynne Featherstone, Under Secre Continue reading

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Campaigners take petition to UK government

Sightsavers 09 September 2014

Today (Tuesday 9 September) the signatures of over 20,000 people were handed to Lynne Featherstone, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, demanding that the government takes action to put people with disabilities in the picture Continue reading

Sunetra Sarker ballroom dancing publicity shot.

Sightsavers ambassador Sunetra stars in Strictly

Sightsavers 05 September 2014

Sightsavers ambassador Sunetra Sarker is starring in this year's Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. Continue reading


Watch this if you’ve ever been ignored…

Sightsavers 05 September 2014

Nobody likes being left out. But what if you were ignored every single day, in every area of life? Continue reading

Sightsavers communication gathering trip to Sierra Leone.

20,000 signatures!

Sightsavers 04 September 2014

Sightsavers has hit its target of obtaining 20,000 signatures for the Put Us in the Picture petition. Continue reading

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