LETTER: Give precious gift of sight

I am an ambassador of Sightsavers, the charity that works to prevent and cure blindness in developing countries. Sightsavers has pledged to make ‘A Million Miracles’ happen in some of the world’s poorest countries by raising enough to fund one million sight restoring operations. A cataract operation takes around 10 minutes and costs Sightsavers just £30. What’s more, until December 15 the UK Government is matching all donations to this appeal.

There is nothing more awe-inspiring and actually tear-jerking than watching a child’s face the moment he sees his mother’s face for the first time. I would urge readers to help Sightsavers perform a Christmas miracle by donating £30, or whatever they can, and give the gift of sight at millionmiracles.org

Joanna Lumley

Sightsavers

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