Jane Veys

New challenges ahead for Jane Veys (aka Maskell) in 2019!
In November, I am travelling with Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) to Zambia, as part of a small team of UK eye care professionals, to help train ophthalmic nurses and technicians, to enable them to better serve the eye care needs of their communities.


VAO is a registered charity, whose mission is to enable people living in poverty in Africa to access affordable glasses and eye care.


I am aiming to raise £2,000 to support the vital work of VAO, and have 3 events planned over the coming months. My “tri-eyethlon”, combines my professional expertise with my passion for fitness, recycling and education.


1. CYCLING for SIGHT
On July 14th I will be cycling as part of the VAO team in L’Etape UK covering 52km in the stunning Chiltern Hills around Penn and Wendover – please SPONSOR me here.


2. WALK to RECYCLE
Recycling matters! Do not put your old glasses in the bin! VAO recycles old spectacles to generate income to help provide brand new glasses and sustainable eye care services in Africa. Inspired by a recent visit to Greatmoor – a state of the art Energy for Waste facility in Buckinghamshire – I am keen to learn more about what happens to our waste. Join me on a walk from Henley-on-Thames to Wallingford and a tour of a local recycling facility generating electricity and fertiliser from our food and garden waste. RSVP [email protected] Date and details to follow.


3. TALK for EYE HEALTH
Our sight is very valuable and yet we often take it for granted. Come along to Fawley Village Hall for an informal talk and learn how our children’s eyes develop, what happens as the eye ages and how we can help keep eyes healthy over a lifetime following ten simple steps. Monday 9th September 2019. 7.30pm. Donations at the door.


Did you know….
1.2 billion people worldwide cannot see properly because they have distance or near vision impairment and need glasses
12 million children worldwide struggle to learn simply because they need glasses
517 million adults worldwide are without adequate correction for presbyopia, and without reading glasses many need to give up working and can no longer support their family
89% of visually impaired people live in low and middle income countries
75% of all visual impairment globally is preventable or curable


Please support Vision Aid Overseas to help reduce the number of people living in poverty because of poor eyesight. Any donation, however big or small, can make a BIG difference to someone’s quality of life.


• £5 can pay for an eye test and a pair of glasses
• £22 pays for a day of training for an eye care worker
• £100 can pay for a community outreach team to see 500 people

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page.

Jane Veys