THANK you to all of the three million-plus players of the People’s Postcode Lottery in the UK.

Thanks to your support, the lottery has been able to provide more than £500 million to good causes since 2005, which is just incredible.

More than £3.9 million of this we have been grateful to receive at Sightsavers.

Money raised by players has been indispensable in helping Sightsavers to fund vital, sight-saving work in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Cataract surgery can cost as little as £30 but it has a transformational effect.

We recently worked with Gordane and Suhura, a married couple from Mozambique, who were both almost blind from cataracts. They were able to have sight-restoring surgery within a week of each other and it has turned their lives around, enabling them to return to normal day-to-day activities such as cooking, working and socialising.

Perhaps most valuable of all, they were able to see each other again. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

To find out more about our work, see

Dr Caroline Harper CBE

CEO, Sightsavers