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Sightsavers supporters encouraged to #Take10Give10 to help save sight

October 2017
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Sightsavers’ social media followers are being encouraged to take a 10-minute wellbeing break and make a donation as part of the #Take10Give10 challenge to help save sight.

It costs as little as £30 and takes about 10 minutes for a cataract operation to restore someone’s sight and improve their quality of life. But for many blind people in low and middle income countries, the barriers surrounding sight loss and disability can exclude them from doing the activities they most want to take part in.

To help beat avoidable blindness and change someone’s life for the better, Sightsavers supporters are being encouraged to take 10 minutes to do something that will enhance their own wellbeing, then text VISION to 70800 to donate £5. If you live in the UK, the UK government will double the donation to £10 between now and 9 January 2018.

Find out more about the #Take10Give10 challenge, and see how you and your friends can get involved. Don’t forget to share your #Take10Give10 selfie with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

253 million
people worldwide are blind or visually impaired

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