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JOIN CHARITY WALK FOR PEACE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR GIFT OF
SIGHT PROJECT IN AFRICA ORGANISED BY AHMADIYYA MUSLIM ELDERLY ASSOCIATION & HUMANITY FIRST
Dear Friend/Colleague/Charity Supporter, Peace and Blessings upon you!
Thank you very much for your support in the recent years. We are honoured that you have responded to our need for help with such a compassion and generosity. Thank you very much in anticipation for your donation. It really means a lot to us and to people in desperate need.
All the funds raised are donated to U.K Registered charities without deducing any administrative charges.
Majority of funds were donated to Gift of Sight and water for Life
Schemes undertaken by Humanity First in Africa.
I was able to visit Benin, West Africa as a voluntary worker to undertake medical camps and work in the missionary hospital last month. I have come across people over there who are extremely poor to afford the cost of medicines to treat common medical problems. Thus considering
cataract eye surgery is beyond their thinking and resources thus resulting in post mature cataract related complications.
Humanity First has developed mobile surgical unit (Al-Ain) donated to African countries. However, it needs doctor volunteers and funds to afford the cost of medication and lens related with eye surgery which is £50 per operation.
Your tremendous donations to fund GOS Project in Africa has also led to build and run Masroor Eye Institute in Burkina Faso, West Africa. This state-of-the-art teaching eye hospital is being built with planned completion and opening in 2020 (God will) at a cost of over 1 million pounds. Once completed, this institute will provide treatments to
thousands of patients every year.
Millions of people in developing countries suffer from poor eyesight or even blindness because they lack decent nutrition and sanitation, glasses or access to simple surgery. In the poorest countries, up to 20 million suffer from cataract blindness and around 180 million suffer significant visual disability.
Through the Gift of Sight appeal, Humanity First has invested in
clinics in Africa to provide cataract operations for patients referred
from our rural medical camps. Their approach is also about prevention
as much as cure through:
» Prescription and distribution of glasses to children and adults
» Treatment of infections that lead to visual disability
» Treatment of nutritional deficiencies that result in blindness
» Provision of medical staff to perform operations for cataracts
It may seem shocking, but just £50 can provide the basic treatment and
dramatically improve the quality of life for someone. So far, thousands of
successful operations have been performed in Africa but more needs to
be done. The project is active in Benin, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Your support makes our work possible. I hope you will remain involved with us in this noble cause. It is easy and secure to donate with JUSTGIVING.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Elderly Association U.K, a registered charity (number
1129448) which is committed to helping the most vulnerable people
of sub-Saharan Africa. We have been organising charity walks
since 1985 and have raised over 5.2 million pounds for over 500 UK
Registered charities to alleviate human suffering and to provide
specialised care to most vulnerable people of the world.
Last year, I was able to raise £1500 with your generous donations. This year my target is to raise funds to sponsor at least 30 eye operations. One eye operation costs £50. I humbly appeal that you sponsor as many eye operations as possible which can be done on behalf of your family and loved deceased ones to invoke God's blessings.
Thank you very much for your gracious donations for this noble cause.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Elderly
Association Registered charity number 1129448