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Obituaries

Richard Porter.

Dick Porter: former Sightsavers CEO was “a friend and mentor to so many”

During his 11 years at Sightsavers, Dick transformed the organisation and mentored many people who went on to leadership positions across the sector.

August 2022
Queen Elizabeth looks through a microscope during her visit to Haywards Heath in 1971 to open Sightsavers' new head office.

Sightsavers pays tribute following Duke of Edinburgh’s death

Sightsavers has sent a message of sympathy to the Queen following the recent death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

April 2021
The Pope holds hands and greets another man.

Tribute to Sightsavers vice-president and former trustee Dr Pararajasegaram

Sightsavers is saddened to hear of the death of Dr Ramachandra Pararajasegaram, vice-president and former long term trustee of the organisation.

May 2020
Professor Stephen Hawking.

A tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018

Professor Hawking, one of the world's greatest scientists, will be remembered for advancing our understanding of the universe and how it came to be.

March 2018

A tribute to Sir Nicholas Fenn

Sir Nicholas Fenn, who died on 18 September 2016, was a dedicated advocate and staunch supporter of Sightsavers.

September 2016
Portrait of Brien in black shirt against white background.

Brien Holden obituary: A global leader in eye care and vision research

Sightsavers was shocked and saddened to hear the news of the sudden death of Professor Brien Holden, a global leader in eye care and vision research.

July 2015