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We have a lot of big plans. We’re aiming to eliminate avoidable blindness and make life fairer for people with disabilities. We’re already on the way to eliminating the painful and treatable disease trachoma for good; the next few years will be crucial in meeting this extraordinary goal, and you’re vital to helping us achieve it. Our big plans rely a lot on the generosity of people like you remembering Sightsavers in their will.

Making plans to support the people and causes you care about after your death could be one of the greatest things you do in your life. You can’t choose where or when you’re born, and you can’t choose how long you’ll live – but you can choose to leave something behind to change the world for the better. By including Sightsavers in your will, you could change the future for generations of people in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Your gift could help us:

  • protect whole communities against blinding diseases.
  • support blind and visually impaired children to go to school.
  • train surgeons, eye health workers, teachers and community volunteers.
  • operate on thousands of people whose sight loss is reversible.
  • equip people with irreversible sight loss or other disabilities to live independently.

After you’ve taken care of your nearest and dearest, we’d love it if you’d consider including Sightsavers in your will. A huge amount of our life changing work is accomplished thanks to people like you.

Want to find out more about giving to Sightsavers in your will, or giving in memory of someone you love? Please contact us on 01444 446 600 or via

You can also download helpful information from the links below:


Will Aid

Having your will written professionally can give you great peace of mind and Will Aid is a great way of getting your will written in a cost effective way that benefits Sightsavers, whether or not you chose to leave us a gift.

Each November, solicitors who have signed up to Will Aid offer their services without charge – rather than pay them their usual fee, you’re encouraged to make a donation to Will Aid instead, with the money supporting nine charities including Sightsavers. The suggested voluntary donation is £95 for a basic will or £150 for a pair of basic mirror wills.

To find out about participating solicitors near you and make an appointment, visit


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“When I leave school I want to be a teacher

Jenneh – two years on!


“Without education we are nothing”


Emmanuel smiling

"I can work, socialise and earn a living"


A close up of 6 year old Majidul.

Majidul as seen on BBC's 'Forces of Nature'




Children paint a mural on a wall in India.

Higher profile for Sightsavers Inclusive Eye Health initiative in India

09 December 2016

This week, Sightsavers has boosted the profile of its Inclusive Eye Health initiative being piloted in the Indian city of Bhopal with two events that made a splash with the media. Continue reading

Halima Suleiman

Sightsavers set to promote crucial role of data at world-first forum

13 January 2017

Sightsavers is taking part in the UN World Data Forum in Cape Town, which will explore using statistics innovatively to deliver the Agenda 2030 SDGs. Continue reading

An image of Ringo Starr's glasses that were sold in the celebrity auction.

Huge success for Specs Appeal auction

06 December 2016

Our celebrity eBay auction, offering bidders the opportunity to bid on hundreds of pairs of glasses and sunglasses once owned by celebrities, has come to an end after 10 days. Continue reading

Young woman sitting in classroom with students.

Sightsavers welcomes DFID commitment to leadership in disability inclusion

01 December 2016

Sightsavers has welcomed the commitments made by the UK government in two major reviews setting out its priorities for international development. Continue reading


For every £1 we receive (including donated supplies)


goes on vital charity work


goes on growing awareness and our funding

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