How you can help Fundraise A Christmas Appeal to Support Child Eye Care Will you help thousands of children to see clearly this Christmas? All donations raised between 27th Nov- 5th Dec will be doubled. **UPDATE: We're almost there ... all donations will be doubled until midnight, 9th Dec** Fiona Bruce, Vision Aid Overseas Ambassador said: If a child cannot see clearly, their world and opportunities are limited. I have seen first-hand the incredible work of Vision Aid Overseas and the difference glasses can make to a child's life and education ... please help Vision Aid Overseas make double the difference this Christmas Every child has the right to a quality education, but without good vision this is almost impossible. By supporting this Christmas Appeal, you can help Vision Aid Overseas to deliver school-based eye health services to over 180,000 school children in Ethiopia, Zambia and Sierra Leone. Make double the impact This Christmas, thanks to some of our amazing supporters, every donation will be doubled until we reach our target of £50,000. Every £1 you donate between 27th Nov – 5th Dec 2018 will become £2, every £50 will become £100 and so on! Gift Aid can add even more. Why Child Eye Health? Did you know, 80% of what a child learns is processed through the visual system yet over 12 million children worldwide are struggling to see clearly right now? By improving access to eye care services for school children in Zambia, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, we will: Improve children’s life chances as clear vision will help them to learn more effectively. Reduce school dropout, particularly amongst girls. Reduce the stigma around eye health and wearing glasses. Encourage national Government Ministries to include eye health education and screenings into national school curricula and school health programmes. Elisa’s Story Elisa, pictured, is eleven-years-old and feared her poor eyesight would stop her reaching her dreams of becoming an accountant. Thankfully, she received the eye test and glasses she needed to see clearly and to learn properly in school and reach her dreams. Read her full story here. Please donate between the 27th November – 5th December 2018 and help thousands more children like Elisa to see clearly and reach their dreams this Christmas. How will your donations be doubled? A special thanks to Linda Farrow, Topcon, Pala Eyewear, Jonathan Hall Opticians, Extech Cloud, Retrospecced and many individuals and trusts who have pledged to double your donations this Christmas.