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Guildford Rotary Eye Project working wonders

By David Cross - Posted on 23 November 2016

John is presented with a cheque for £200

John Miles of the Guildford Rotary Eye Project came along to deliver an update on the project since his last visit to the club earlier this year. The project provides eye hospitals in Africa and India, and provides the specialist equipment, training of surgeons and staff, and many other aspects of improving the eyesight of millions of people - the best of which is a simple operation to remove cataracts (over 100,000 each year). In its eighteen year existence the project has provided fifteen eye hospitals across India and two in Africa with more on the way. The project uses funding from the Rotary Foundation and District Designated Funds, which means that to establish a typical hospital for $85,000, a club or group of clubs needs only to raise $17,500 (about £14k) due to five-fold fund matching (ker-ching!). John was later presented with a cheque to the project for £200 by President David Ratcliffe.

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