Peter Lyons

My father, David and my mother, Monique both supported VAO.  My father passed away in 1999, and my mother on February 8th this year.  I am cycling the Prudential 100 both as a tribute to them and also for the benefits fundraising will bring to poor people in deprived countries.

My father was an eye surgeon and supported the third world in many ways - he used his annual leave to treat patients in Peru (several times), Kenya and Palestine. Along with my mother he also worked in his spare time and during his retirement to support VAO. Relatively small amounts of money go a very long way for VAO: -

Here are also some impact statistics:
£5 can pay for an eye test and glasses
£22 can pay for a day of training for an eye care worker
£100 can pay for a community outreach team to see 500 people
£250 can pay for a two-day community workshop, to improve awareness of eye care issues and services available
£1,000 can pay for a motorbike for the hospital to use for outreach to isolated communities, many of which cannot be reached by car

I hope that many lives will be changed in a very positive way by the funding I raise!

Peter Lyons