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).
The Accelerate programme, supported by Sightsavers, aims to stop people going blind from trachoma. In Benin, five patients reveal how the programme has changed their lives.
As Côte d’Ivoire completes its final operations as part of the Accelerate programme to fight trachoma, hear the stories of some of the people involved.
Sierra Leone has become the 50th country to be surveyed for trachoma as part of the initiative, with one person being examined for trachoma every 26 seconds since the surveys began in 2012.