Each and every dollar raised at Sight For All events, large or small, enables Sight For All to further their work in blindness prevention. In recent months there has been an array of fantastic events held in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne that we'd like to share with you...
One Night For Sight
A small group of high profile guests recently participated in Sight For All's unique One Night For Sight dinner party held in total pitch black at the fabulous Sean's Kitchen in Adelaide. With many sensory challenges at play, the intimate gathering found dining in the dark provided them with an understanding of the hardship experienced by millions of blind people throughout the world.
We would like to sincerely thank our wonderful and very brave guests who collectively raised over $22,000 to purchase sight saving equipment for eye centres in Myanmar. We also wish to thank Uber Black, Garden Grove Nursery and the fabulous team at Sean's Kitchen. This special boutique event will be held again in May 2016 at a new mystery location! Stay tuned...
Check out more photos from the dinner on our Facebook page.
The Very Slow Long Lunch
The return of The Very Slow Long Lunch, held at The Published ArtHouse in Adelaide, was a fun filled day attended by 300 friends of Sight For All. The afternoon of great food and wine, fantastic company and a fun ‘raffle with a twist’, raised over $75,000 to purchase two much-needed lasers to treat diabetic eye disease at the regional eye centres in Champasak and Savannakhet in southern Lao. A big thank you to all our generous sponsors and to everyone who attended the long lunch – we will be making another return in 2016! Enjoy more photos from the long lunch on Facebook
Sydney & Melbourne events
We were thrilled to be a part of recent fundraising events in Sydney and Melbourne, kindly hosted by Vision 1000 Members. The Medibroker’s Life Insurance Advisors event, coordinated by Aaron Zelman, was held in Melbourne and raised $1,600. Friends For Sight, held the following week in Sydney and coordinated by Malaty Kittikhoun, raised $7,000 for our activities in Lao. Our sincere thanks to Aaron and Malaty for their dedication and hard work in planning these fantastic events and supporting Sight For All.
More photos can be viewed on our Facebook page
One Day For Sight - a global competition
Sight For All's annual photographic competition, One Day For Sight, provided an opportunity for photographers around the world to submit an image with the theme 'yellow' taken exclusively on World Sight Day 2015.
Congratulations to Renate Smitham (winning image below) who was awarded first place and DJ Paine, second place. Thank you to our expert panel of judges including Narelle Autio, Lisa Slade and Hugo Michell, who carefully selected the 27 shortlisted images along with the winners. Renate's photograph and the 26 other images can be viewed in the One Day For Sight Photographic Exhibition at the Adelaide Convention Centre until 18th December, before moving to the Adelaide Airport from the 4th January until mid February. We thank our amazing event sponsors Optos, Zeiss Optical, Atkins Photo Lab, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Airport for their generous support.
Exhibition photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.