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Sightsavers’ Radio 4 appeal to air this Sunday

March 2014

Lorraine leans over and speaks into a microphone. She has headphones on and is wearing a dark top.

Sightsavers’ BBC Radio 4 appeal, recorded by Lorraine Kelly, will make its debut on the air on Sunday 30 March.

Lorraine will talk about her trip to Kenya, where she met people suffering from trachoma and saw them undergo a straightforward operation to restore their sight. She’ll also talk about the difference the operation can make to a person’s life, and how affordable it is: just £8 can stop the pain and enable someone to see clearly again.

Don’t forget to tune in and listen – the appeal will be broadcast on Sunday at 7.55am and 9.26pm, then again on Thursday 3 April at 3.27pm. It will also be available on the BBC Radio 4 appeal website for a week after the first broadcast.

You can donate to Sightsavers here or send a cheque payable to Sightsavers to FREEPOST BBC Radio 4 appeal (write ‘Sightsavers’ on the back of the envelope).

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