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Our partners

We’re very grateful for the support of our corporate partners, companies that have chosen to share our mission to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind.

These strategic partnerships make a huge contribution to our work and enable our partners to achieve their CSR objectives by making a tangible, sustainable impact on communities in developing countries.

Here are some of the generous partners supporting Sightsavers…


Optical Express logoLeading eyecare provider Optical Express has been generously supporting Sightsavers’ A Million Miracles appeal by encouraging employees to donate an hour of salary, matching their donations and asking customers to donate.

l'occitaneThe L’Occitane Foundation has awarded Sightsavers a grant to support our mission to eliminate trachoma and river blindness from three health districts in the Cascades region of Burkina Faso.

paperchase logo_psSightsavers is proud to be a Paperchase Charity Christmas Card partner. Paperchase and its customers have raised over £180,000 to help prevent avoidable blindness.

standardSeeing is Believing is Standard Chartered’s global charitable initiative to tackle avoidable blindness run in partnership with the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

ENGIE (Energy International) is a leading independent global power plant developer and operator. Since the company began supporting Sightsavers, £190,000 has been committed to eye care programmes in Pakistan.

Dubai Duty Free Foundation logoEvery year for the past three years the Dubai Duty Free Foundation donates US$100,000 to the Seeing is Believing project, funding a million sight-restoring operations.

Emirates Skywards logoSkywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme from Emirates Airline, and its members have donated over 50 million Skywards Miles to Sightsavers since 2007.

Rotork logoRotork, a leading global manufacturing company is supporting Sightsavers’ work to eliminate river blindness, lymphatic filariasis (LF) and trachoma in Ghana, helping us protect millions of people.


people around the world are blind


of this can be cured or prevented


Jenneh Collier stands smiling outside a school building.

“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

uk-aid-with-borderSightsavers is one of only nine charities given a ‘high performance’ rating by the UK Department for International Development as part of a 2012 Independent Performance Review of their Programme Partnership Arrangement. Find out more.

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