About us News Save the date and double your donations to help Sierra Leone Between the 28th November and 5th December, every £5 you give will turn into £10 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge. Donate Vision Aid Overseas urgently needs your help so that we can continue to work in Sierra Leone, where the Vision Aid Overseas supported Vision Centres and trained eye care workers are the only providers of affordable eye care services and glasses for a population of 1.6 million people in the Eastern Province. To help us continue our work in Sierra Leone, Vision Aid Overseas has been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign starting at midday on “Giving Tuesday” 28th November 2017. A gift of £22 can pay for a day of eye care training. During the Big Give Christmas Challenge this can be doubled to £44 which can pay for two days of eye care training. How are your donations doubled? Thanks to our amazing supporters, who pledged funds totalling £19,525 in August, we now have the opportunity for this to be doubled up to £39,050 during the 7-day giving window between 28th November – 5th December 2017. The donations raised online will give Vision Aid Overseas a huge boost towards raising the £75,000 needed to continue our work in Sierra Leone. So, please donate online and make your donation go twice as far! How will your donations help? The donations raised through the Big Give Christmas Challenge will enable Vision Aid Overseas to continue to develop and strengthen our programme in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. This will have a life changing impact on people living in poverty, whose educational attainment and future income can improve simply through the provision of a pair of prescription glasses. Your Christmas gift for Sierra Leone this Christmas will help to: Strengthen three Vision Centres in the Eastern Province; Kenema, Koidu and Kailahun by providing training, regular monitoring and management support to the Vision Centre staff Support ten Optometry Technicians undertaking eye tests and dispensing glasses Support the Eastern Province programme to build eye care into existing locally run hospital outreach to bring optometry services to more isolated communities What to do next and how to donate: To support the Vision Aid Overseas Christmas Appeal for Sierra Leone and make your donation go twice as far, you will need to follow these three simple steps: Add a calendar reminder to your diary for 12pm on 28th November 2017 Have your debit or credit card details ready (Please note you will need your email address to make the donation) Visit the Big Give website by clicking on the donate button below and follow the instructions to double your donation. Donate Don’t forget, donations will only get doubled between Midday Tuesday 28th November until Midday Tuesday 5th December 2017. So please go online and donate.