Join the ‘Tea Party For Sight’ and Grab a virtual Cuppa

Cambridge disability charity CBM is inviting groups to come together to mark CBM Sunday on 11th October 2020, but this year the charity expects that most events will be held online.

The charity is offering a range of free resources to enable people to organise a Tea Party for Sight on or around 11th October (the nearest Sunday to World Sight Day on 8th October), either with a small group in person or using an online platform like Zoom or Skype.

Dave Taylor, Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships for CBM UK, says:

“Over the last few years, CBM Sunday has become a popular way for many churches or groups to come together and learn, pray and fundraise to help restore sight and hope in the world’s poorest places. Like so many things, it will be a bit different this year because of Coronavirus, but we hope that the Tea Party for Sight is something that anyone can do, whether in small, distanced groups in person or online. It’s a fun way for people to come together, while also helping to transform the lives of people who are needlessly blind”.

75% of the world’s blindness could be prevented or treated. CBM works in the poorest communities of the world to improve access to sight-saving eye health services.

To find out more about CBM Sunday and order resources, including prayers and discussion points and a short film about Shalom, 5, from Uganda, visit: www.cbmuk.org.uk/sunday

Shalom’s Story

Shalom shelters her eyes from direct sunlight to avoid pain and discomfort.

Shalom looks away in the opposite direction in order to see right.Shalom, from Uganda, East Africa went blind at just 5 years old due to cataracts. Unable to play with her friends, the little girl would just sit on the doorstep with her doll.

But thanks to CBM supporters, Shalom received surgery to restore her sight. She has now started school.

“I have no words to thank you enough. You have given my daughter what I could never giver her without your help. I pray that God bless you. I cannot stop saying thank you”, says Shalom’s mother Fridah.

For more information or to order resources visit: www.cbmuk.org.uk/sunday

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