Former government minister Baroness Anelay initiated the debate following the launch of the Department for International Development’s new disability strategy on 3 December.
Sightsavers has become a ‘promoting society’ for People’s Postcode Lottery, meaning we will receive funding from the proceeds of this nationwide daily lottery.
Lord Shinkwin has called for the UK to play an instrumental role in changing the lives of people with disabilities in the world’s poorest countries.
On International Day of People with Disabilities, Sightsavers is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its campaign calling for disability rights.
The funding was announced by Richard Branson, via recorded video link, at the Global Citizen concert in Johannesburg on 2 December 2018.
The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers for its work treating children for parasitic infections, known as deworming.
Naomie, who stars in the film, has donated two tickets to the premiere on 4 December for us to auction, and will pose for a selfie with the highest bidder.
The three-year SHIP programme will improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through vision screening and deworming treatment.