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.
The three-year SHIP programme will improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through vision screening and deworming treatment.
The new film, which introduces the organisation and its mission, features footage from Sightsavers’ programmes around the world and quotes from key staff.
Two of Sightsavers’ films have been nominated for the awards, which celebrate and reward the best fundraising films.
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 Africa.