The Rotary Club of Dublin Central have decided to work with the fantastic organisation Sightsavers after shocking statistics emerged which said that within two years of becoming blind, 50 per cent of children in developing countries will die.
This year we restored the eyesight of 35 people, one for every member of our Rotary club. Unfortunately there are 39 million people blind in the world, and 246 million visually impaired. Eighty per cent of the time this is avoidable. Ninety per cent of blind people live in developing countries and two thirds of all blind people are women.
The Club is hoping to continue this work in 2015, with a special focus on raising money for this good cause during the Christmas season this year.