Take up a fundraising challenge for Sightsavers

February 2015

A girl wearing a Sightsavers tshirt next to Sightsavers branded balloons

We’ve had a huge response to our call for more entrants to Sightsavers’ London Marathon team – all our places are now filled.

But there’s still plenty of opportunity to set yourself a challenge and raise money to change lives, including the Brighton Marathon, BUPA London 10k and adidas Silverstone Half Marathon: visit our fundraising pages to find out how to get involved.

You’ll be following in the (blistered) footsteps of many of our past and present fundraisers, including Daniel Cooper, who signed up for this year’s London Marathon to raise funds for Sightsavers after his mother lost the sight in her left eye. “After a lot of hardship while we tried to get the right treatment,” he says, “she finally received a cornea transplant on the NHS. I was so amazed that all of this treatment was free and I wanted to do something for those not as fortunate as my mum, which is how I came across Sightsavers.”

Chrissi Frost ran the London Marathon for Sightsavers in 2013, and loved it. “I had such an amazing day,” she says. “The crowds and the atmosphere were better than I could ever have imagined. I couldn’t run a mile when I signed up so I’d put down a target time of 6.30 but ended up finishing in 5.37 so I was really happy! I never thought I’d do anything like it but it was the best thing I’ve ever done.

Running isn’t the only way to get involved – past fundraisers have done everything from knitting to long-distance walking to bake sales. Taking on a fundraising challenge for Sightsavers is a great way to do some good in the world while getting fit, learning a new skill or spending time with friends: why not give it a try?

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Fundraising for Sightsavers
Blue Peter's Sight Savers appeal.

60 years of Blue Peter: the show that gave Sightsavers its name

As Blue Peter celebrates its 60th birthday, we look back to the programme's Sight Saver appeal in 1986, which raised money for our mobile eye units in Malawi, Nigeria and Tanzania.

October 2018
Charlotte Kelly from Soul II Soul sings on stage.

Leading musicians to hold concert in London for World Sight Day

Artists including Charlotte Kelly from Soul II Soul will perform at the charity concert on 11 October, with proceeds going to Sightsavers.

September 2018
Kalpesh Patel and the other fundraisers before and during their sponsored run.

Pub runners raise £2,500 to help save sight

The group of 12 friends from north London were inspired to help after hearing the story of a young mother whose sight was restored by Sightsavers.

July 2018