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Michael Fisher's 60m for 60 & Walk further for Wimbledon5

walking 60m for Moorfields Lions Korle Bu Trust because I'm 60. 6m in Dublin 4m in Belfast & 50m in London

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  • Team members: Dons Trust members & supporters
  • Event: 60m for 60, 26 Apr 2012 to 28 Apr 2012

Moorfields Lions Korle Bu Trust

Working with partners locally, the charity is committed to significantly reducing avoidable blindness across West Africa, by developing a unique and sustainable eye centre which is dedicated to the provision of surgical skills training, continuing medical education and treatment of all eye disease.

Charity Registration No. 1130230

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Walk further for Wimbledon5 covered 50 miles over three days on the London outer orbital path. Day one Thursday 26th April was a 22 miles section starting at 9:15am at AFC Wimbledon's ground at Kingsmeadow, into Kingston-upon-Thames to join the path near the River Thames. First leg can be found here: The route took us near Heathrow airport as far as Uxbridge. Day two Friday 27th was 17.5 miles from Uxbridge to near Stanmore. The final day Saturday 28th was from Stanmore to Barnet FC's ground at Underhill, around 10.5 miles. Time to watch the Dons in action at 3pm but they went down 4-0! I walked as a founder member of the Dons Trust and also as a member of Belfast Lions Club and will ensure that donations are evenly matched between the two projects. You can read more about the work of the Moorfields Lions Korle Bu Trust here:

HELPING TO TACKLE BLINDNESS IN WEST AFRICA BY DEVELOPING EYE CARE SERVICES IN GHANA AND TRAINING SPECIALISTS LOCALLY........

In West Africa, an estimated 2.6m people are blind. 80% of blind people affected suffer needlessly in developing countries because their blindness is completely treatable and/or preventable in the first place – sometimes in operations that can take minutes. Moorfields, the oldest and one of the largest centres for eye health in the world, has committed to developing an integrated eye unit and surgical training based at the main teaching hospital in Ghana’s capital Accra. Lions Clubs International are supporting the project. Helen Keller in 1925 urged Lions members to become "knights of the blind".

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity. So please dig deep and donate now. Michael.

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  • Belfast Lions Club information card
  • Leaving Kingsmeadow at start of walk
  • Time for a break day 1 near Twickenham +7

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