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Sightsavers marks My Legacy Week by showing how legacy gifts can change lives

November 2017
Two-year-old Bakir smiles as he plays with his father.
Two-year-old Bakir, who had congenital cataracts, underwent a sight-restoring operation supported by Sightsavers.

Sightsavers has joined organisations around Ireland to mark national My Legacy Week, showing how leaving a legacy in your will can help to save sight and change lives.

My Legacy Week, which runs until 4 November, encourages potential donors to contact a solicitor to discuss making a will, and consider whether they may want to leave a legacy to charity. Hundreds of solicitors’ firms around the country support the initiative and offer expert guidance.

Choosing to leave a gift in your will can help make a positive impact on the world you leave behind. After taking care of their family, many supporters have included Sightsavers in their will too. A huge amount of our life-changing work is made possible thanks to these generous legacies.

Sightsavers recently received a legacy gift from a long-time supporter who had suffered from glaucoma – a disease that can cause vision loss if left untreated. By including Sightsavers in their will, their wish of helping to protect the sight of people in some of the world’s poorest countries can become a reality.

Last year Sightsavers supported more than 340,000 sight-saving operations and helped to provide 70 million treatments to protect people against sight loss. By including Sightsavers in your will, you can help to save sight and transform people’s lives now and into the future.

For more information, call 01 6637666 or read more about how you could
include Sightsavers in your will.

253 million
people worldwide are blind or visually impaired

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