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As a Friend of Vision Aid Overseas you will know that your regular donations are going to help where the need is greatest.
Every person deserves the right to clear vision. Donate today and help transform lives through the gift of clear vision.
Go for Glasses is our virtual challenge, which means you can take part anywhere! The challenge runs for three months, starting Jan 3rd and ending on March 31st. Take part as an individual or a team, and choose your activity, distance and fundraising target.
Starting from only £48 per year, which is just £4 per month, you could become part of the solution to transforming access to eye care and glasses in Africa. Subscribe today to become a member.
Our critical work goes on day by day, but it's only through the kind gifts and hard work of our fund raisers we can continue to do this.
Fundraise to Support Schools in Ethiopia so that children living in poverty get the education and life chances they deserve through the gift of improved vision. Simply set up your page, chossing 'Support a School Fundraising' and we'll be in touch to help you reach your target!
Dont' worry if you can't commit to raising £5,000 - we can talk about this.
Support a school now
Through the Support a School initiative, Essilor will be ensuring that each and every child at adopted schools will receive an eye test and if needed, a pair of glasses to correct their vision.
Simply choose your donation amount and tick 'set up a regular payment'. You can choose to give monthly, quarterly or yearly.
If you'd like to make a one off donation to support a school, that's also welcome, thank you! But we can only supply detailed feedback from schools to donors making a regular gift.
I will be running in the 2020 London Marathon in October and simultaneously hoping to reach my fundraising goal of £2000 to contribute to providing eyecare and glasses to those in need.
I am taking part in the Prudential Ride Surrey 100 cycling event on August 16th. I will be cycling 100 miles and raising money for Vision Aid Overseas. Please sponsor me to help give the gift of glasses!
This is a very worthy charity. As someone e who wears glasses I know how awful it is now to be able to see properly. Please support me as I take on the Great North Run 2020 for VAO.
I choose to fundraise with you for the reason that you are helping the most deprived area in the world to improve their eye sights.
I am an optometrist, who truly enjoys helping people in my work and see's the importance of good vision on a daily basis and how this impacts a persons life.
I believe everyone deserves the best possible vision whatever their circumstances. Go for glasses allows me to raise money for the work of VAO, and start my resolution of walking more.
I am an Optician and would love to use my platform to raise awareness for such a good cause whilst keeping fit for 3 months. My main platform is IG @suzana.fitness
Giulio and Neil are taking part in Go for Glasses to help the world to see!
The Hakim Group, represented by Imran and Nigel, will be running in the 2020 London Marathon to raise money for Vision Aid Overseas.
300 Million people in the developing world do not have spectacles to live an ordinary life due to poverty and lack of optical services.
Jonathan Hall Opticians is fundraising for Vision Aid Overseas
As an optician in the UK, I appreciate the level of expert eye-care that we often take for granted. As such I am running in the 2020 London Marathon to raise money for Vision Aid Overseas.
I am running in the 2020 London Marathon for Vision Aid Overseas. VAO works to ensure that everyone, regardless of their gender, economic status and geographical location, has access to affordable eye care services and glasses.
I am running the London Marathon next year and have been involved with Vision Aid Overseas for over 20 years and completed more than 15 projects, teaching, training and providing spectacles.
I gained a London Marathon ballot place and want to use the opportunity to raise funds for a charity I already have connections with.
I am short sighted but am fortunate enough to have my vision corrected with glasses and contact lenses; others are not so fortunate. I want to be able to help people see the world as clearly as I can.