Broadcaster Diane Louise Jordan, well-known for presenting iconic TV shows Songs of Praise and Blue Peter, will speak at a live online event hosted by Christian Blind Mission at 7pm on Friday 13th November.
Diane will speak about the personal impact of vision problems on her family, her life-changing journey to see Christian Blind Mission’s sight-saving work in Africa and why she’s passionate about helping build a world where nobody is needlessly blind. With CBM UK Chief Executive Kirsty Smith, she will also launch an exciting fundraising initiative to prevent blindness in the world’s poorest places during the evening.
In February, the TV presenter travelled to Rwanda with Christian Blind Mission to meet people living with sight problems and witness the life-transforming impact of eye treatment. Accompanied by her 12 year-old grandson, it was a deeply personal and emotional journey. Diane is no stranger to the challenges of sight loss as her father lost the vision in one eye to an industrial accident and then, in later life, developed the eye disease glaucoma.
In Rwanda, she saw how eye treatment that we take for granted in the UK is out of reach for thousands of families living in poverty, and the devastating impact that this has on lives. But she also witnessed how straightforward treatments can transform lives, restoring hope and opportunity.
The free online event will include a screening of “Etienne’s Miracle”, a heart-warming film about a 10 year-old boy who has sight-restoring surgery, made during Diane’s trip to Rwanda with CBM in February. Diane will also answer questions from the audience.
To register for An evening with Diane Louise Jordan, visit: http://bit.ly/cbmdiane or Freephone: 0800 567 7000