We’re overjoyed with the support we’ve received, and we’d like to thank all our donors for helping to give the gift of sight.
Christmas FM chose Sightsavers as its charity partner for 2017, asking listeners to help raise money to support cataract operations. The station, which was on air from November, shared daily stories of people who lived with preventable blindness but whose sight was able to be restored with a straightforward operation. The radio presenters also played round-the-clock Christmas music in the run-up to the annual Donation Day radiothon.
The fundraising push surpassed the original target of €200,000, which aimed to provide 5,555 cataract operations.
A month after Christmas FM listeners rallied to save sight, people like Mariamo (below) are receiving sight-saving operations, showing the impact your donations can have.