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Give in your will

give in your will

We have a lot of big plans. We’re aiming to eliminate avoidable blindness and make life fairer for people with disabilities. We’re already on the way to eliminating the painful and treatable disease trachoma for good; the next few years will be crucial in meeting this extraordinary goal, and you’re vital to helping us achieve it. Our big plans rely a lot on the generosity of people like you remembering Sightsavers in their will.

Making plans to support the people and causes you care about after your death could be one of the greatest things you do in your life. You can’t choose where or when you’re born, and you can’t choose how long you’ll live – but you can choose to leave something behind to change the world for the better. By including Sightsavers in your will, you could change the future for generations of people in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Your gift could help us:

  • protect whole communities against blinding diseases.
  • support blind and visually impaired children to go to school.
  • train surgeons, eye health workers, teachers and community volunteers.
  • operate on thousands of people whose sight loss is reversible.
  • equip people with irreversible sight loss or other disabilities to live independently.

After you’ve taken care of your nearest and dearest, we’d love it if you’d consider including Sightsavers in your will. A huge amount of our life-changing work is accomplished thanks to people like you.

Want to find out more about giving to Sightsavers in your will, or giving in memory of someone you love? Please contact us on 01444 446 600 or via [email protected].

You can also download helpful information from the links below:

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Will Aid

Having your will written professionally can give you peace of mind, and Will Aid is a great way of getting your will written in a cost-effective way that benefits Sightsavers, whether or not you chose to leave us a gift.

Each November, solicitors who have signed up to Will Aid offer their services without charge. Rather than pay them their usual fee, you’re encouraged to make a donation to Will Aid instead, with the money supporting nine charities including Sightsavers. The suggested voluntary donation is £95 for a basic will or £150 for a pair of basic mirror wills.

To find out about participating solicitors near you and make an appointment, visit willaid.org.uk

39million

people around the world are blind

80%

of this can be cured or prevented

Stories

Rahel Kasaw after her trachoma operation in Ethiopia.

“I feel I am equal to my classmates now”

Rahel

Flash Odiwuor.

“Sightsavers helped me to go back to school”

Flash

“A Facebook message saved our son’s sight”

Polok

“I volunteer so I can help my community”

Ajuna

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News

15-year-old Jenneh, who is blind, outside her school building in the Bo district of Sierra Leone.

Children with disabilities in Sierra Leone given the chance to go to school

15 August 2017

A new Sightsavers project, in the northern Bombali district, will particularly focus on girls with disabilities to ensure they receive an education. Continue reading

Rosalind Jones sits in her home beside a photo of her brother, plus newspaper clippings about the plane crash.

Proceeds from air crash book to be donated to Sightsavers

14 August 2017

An author whose brother died in a plane crash in Norway in 1961 has written a book to investigate the tragedy, with royalties donated to charities including Sightsavers. Continue reading

Five children dressed up as celebrities, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Ella Eyre, Michael Caine, Liam Gallagher and Lewis Hamilton.

Kids step into their idols’ shoes for Specs Appeal

08 August 2017

Five children were given the chance to become a celebrity for the day, and were snapped by photographer Rankin for Sightsavers’ Specs Appeal. Continue reading

Global blindness set to triple by 2050

03 August 2017

Sightsavers has pledged to continue to tackle avoidable blindness after research revealed the number of blind people across the world is set to soar. Continue reading

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For every £1 we receive (including donated supplies)

91%

goes on vital charity work

9%

goes on growing awareness and our funding

uk-aid-with-borderSightsavers is one of only nine charities given a ‘high performance’ rating by the UK Department for International Development as part of a 2012 Independent Performance Review of their Programme Partnership Arrangement. Find out more.

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