I'm back!! Just as I gained the peak of physical fitness for the Great Ethiopian 2016 the government of Ethiopia imposed a State of Emergency and my participation was postponed. But I'm back in training! I'll be 60 by the time I take part; please, someone...try to talk me out of it!!!!!
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.
To support the work of Vision Aid Overseas
As a volunteer team leader with Vision Aid Overseas I have to pay some of the cost of the upcoming assignment but the charity also contributes. The more money I raise the less the charity has to pay out, and so their funds can go further towards preventing avoidable blindness
I am raising funds to join a VAO outreach and training assignment to Ghana in September 2018.
To raise money to for a team of volunteers to go out to train and educate local people about eye care and provide people living in povety with affordable glasses.
I will be taking part in an assignment with Vision Aid Overseas in Ghana, April 2018.
Many of us don't always appreciate the simple gifts of life such as the ability to see and the ease at which we can access a simple eye test and get glasses to improve our vision. Approx 10% of the world's population have poor eye sight, just due to the lack of access to eye care.
Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) is a charity in the United Kingdom which provides optical aid and services in developing countries such as Africa. Currently 1.1 billion people worldwide suffer from visual impairment due to the lack of sight tests and spectacles. Poor eye sight can impact a child's education as well as people's ability of getting a job. VAO carry out Outreach programmes in various locations so people can have eye examinations and can easily access prescription
I am returning to Sierra Leone with my good friend optical technician Phil Gascoigne. We will be installing new glazing and refraction equipment, bought with funds raised through VAO's 2016 Christmas Appeal, at the Vision Centre at Connaught Hospital in Freetown. We'll also be carrying out some refresher training for the resident optometrists. Helen Short.
I am fundraising for Vision Aid Overseas because I am passionate about working towards eradicating preventable sight loss, in particular, that caused by poverty and a lack of resources.
In October 2017 I am volunteering on a Vision Aid Overseas assignment to Nekemte in Ethiopia where there is very little provision of Eye Health Services, and am fundraising for this very worthwhile charity.During the visit I will be training Ophthalmic Nurses and Eye Clinic Technicians in the local Vision Centre as well as performing eye tests in the local hospital.
Jonathan Hall Opticians is fundraising for Vision Aid Overseas
I am visiting Cape Coast University, Ghana in April to skill share with 5th year students.
I would like to give myself the added incentive during the training hours and the event itself that my efforts will be helping others in their daily lives.
The Hakim Group, 'super 7' London Marathon team are aiming to raise a total of £14,000 for Vision Aid Overseas.
This is an amazing oportunity to provide eye examination, spectacles and training for sustainable eye and vision service in Ethiopia. I trully believe that everybody has the right to good sight and no one should live with poor eyesight because of poverty.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
Passing on skills and training to local health care providers in an effort to tackle avoidable blindness.
In May 2018 I will be joining a team of 5 optometrists on an outreach programme in Ethiopia with the charity Vision Aid Overseas which helps to provide eyecare and spectacles to people in remote areas. As well as giving my time I would like to raise as much money as possible for the charity before I go. Any donations would be hugely appreciated.
Over 640 million people worldwide can't see properly. This means that they can't get educated and they can't work. Vision Aid Overseas have walk-in clinics all over the world, so that patients can receive eye examinations and spectacles. This means that that children get an educated and adults can support their children. VAO also train local people to provide sustainable eye care within their communities.Please help me raise funds for this charity, which has such a huge impact on peopl
In honor of FFXV’s Episode Ignis DLC launch this month, r/FFXV is holding a fundraising drive to help people around the world in need of corrective lenses.
Running London Marathon for Vision Aid Overseas. Following a recent eye operation I have realised the impact eye problems have on every aspect of your life.
To support delivery of a teaching assignment in Zambia, departing 26 January 2018.
Two of our store directors at Romford Specsavers, Bhavi Mistry and Kevan Green are undertaking a 10K run in the capital city of Ethiopia to raise valuable money for vision aid overseas. A charity that helps bring affordable and life changing eye care to developing countries.
Our Head Office Team, along with one of our Professional Volunteers, Simran Hunt-Deol, will be running the Hairy Haggis Team Relay in Edinburgh!
To support VAO and it's objectives to ensure no one lives with poor eyesight because of poverty.
On the 2nd September 2017 I am travelling with Vision Aid Overseas to Ghana. Here I will be visiting Cape Coast University to train some of their Optometry students. We will be taking them on outreach in remote villages to provide eye care to locals who have no access to any kind of healthcare. The outcome of this assignment is to train students in Ghana to be able to sustain and carry out adequate eyecare in there country.
Vision Aid Overseas has been helping some of the poorest people in the world to see clearly for over 30 years. Whether you are a teacher in Ghana, a seamstress in Zambia, or a school pupil in Ethiopia, poor eye sight can have a devastating impact on your life and livelihood.Our Vision - No one lives in poverty because of poor eyesight; no one lives with poor eyesight because of poverty.Our Mission - To enable people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eye care.
I will be joining a team of volunteers to help train and support final year optometry students in Ethiopia. With our training and mentoring, we will see the graduates go on to provide vital eye care to over a million patients in the coming years.
I am raising money for a Vision Aid Overseas Ethiopia outreach with other optometrists.
I am joining an assignment in Ghana to supervise and share skills with Optometry students. The aim is to help them develop the skills they will need to provide ongoing eyecare in the region. We will also travel to remote villages to conduct eye tests, supply glasses and identify eye conditions.
Let's make a difference together to help those less fortunate than us.
In November this year I will be travelling Sierra Leone with a group of volunteers from the charity Vision Aid Overseas. We will be based in remote communities, providing eye tests and glasses to people who would otherwise not have access to them. To fundraise for the charity I will be taking part in the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon in October and any donations will be gratefully received.
When you grow up with something you tend to take it for granted; good vision is such a vital part of ensuring a high quality of life that we often forget to think how life could be without it. Tasks such as cooking for your family, earning a living for your children or studying for your future can become challenging. The belief at Vision Aid Overseas is that 'no one lives in poverty because of poor eyesight; no one lives with poor eyesight because of poverty'.
I am happy and privileged to tell you I will be going to Zambia in October with vision aid overseas. To help fundraise for this wonderful charity I am completing a 10k rough runner challenge. I would appreciate any donations to help support the charity.