Lorraine will talk about her trip to Kenya, where she met people suffering from trachoma and saw them undergo a straightforward operation to restore their sight. She’ll also talk about the difference the operation can make to a person’s life, and how affordable it is: just £8 can stop the pain and enable someone to see clearly again.
Don’t forget to tune in and listen – the appeal will be broadcast on Sunday at 7.55am and 9.26pm, then again on Thursday 3 April at 3.27pm. It will also be available on the BBC Radio 4 appeal website for a week after the first broadcast.
You can donate to Sightsavers here or send a cheque payable to Sightsavers to FREEPOST BBC Radio 4 appeal (write ‘Sightsavers’ on the back of the envelope).
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