Second Sight

Registered Charity Number 1080445

Total raised
£5125.00 + £1122.50 Gift Aid = £6247.50
Fundraising
£2055.00
+ £446.25 Gift Aid
Donations
£3070.00
+ £676.25 Gift Aid

About Second Sight

Second Sight is so close to achieving our ultimate goal that we really need your help. We have been working to restore sight to blind people for the past 18 years. And in the worst region of the world for cataract blindness-- the impoverished state of Bihar in India. We are a hands-on charity founded by an ophthalmologist and with clinicians frequently in the field. We work with amazingly efficient local ophthalmic teams - operating, and training doctors and paramedics and setting them up to continue without us in the future. Mindful of the dire poverty of most of the people of Bihar, and in spite of the huge increase in workload as a result of the success of our modus operandi, we remain a no salaries, no expenses, no office charity. We have just 2 more years to 'clear the waiting room' of blind patients thereby enabling the Indian teams to continue as self-sufficient, sustainable, community eye hospitals for Bihar, preventing curable blindness becoming a major problem again. Become part of this achievement by donating just £20 to restore sight to a blind person.



Get fundraising!

If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach Second Sight.

Current fundraising pages

Firestone 2019

Last year Firestone raised almost £3000 (= 150 sight restoring operations)for Second Sight, a charity which cures blindness in Bihar, which has the worst reversible blindness problem in the world. Let's reach or even exceed this amount in 2019! Isn't it a great way to combine having a brilliant time in a lovely spot, celebrating music and friendship with making a tangible difference to people's lives in India's 'forgotten' state Bihar. Win-Win all around for everyone involved.
We have been working to restore sight to blind people for the past 18 years. And in the worst region of the world for cataract blindness-- the impoverished state of Bihar in India. We are a hands-on charity founded by an ophthalmologist and with clinicians frequently in the field. We work with amazingly efficient local ophthalmic teams - operating, and training doctors and paramedics and setting them up to continue without us in the future. Mindful of the dire poverty of most of the people of Bihar, and in spite of the huge increase in workload as a result of the success of our modus operandi, we remain a no salaries, no expenses, no office charity. We have just 2 more years to 'clear the waiting room' of blind patients thereby enabling the Indian teams to continue as self-sufficient, sustainable, community eye hospitals for Bihar, preventing curable blindness becoming a major problem again. Become part of this achievement by donating just £20 to restore sight to a blind person.

Francisca van Holthoon

  • International
Show all fundraising pages

Main partner

The Co-operative Bank are proud to be the main sponsorship partner of the Wonderful Organisation supporting charities to make a difference by ensuring 100% of donations go directly to doing good. Learn more about the Bank’s values and ethics.


Corporate sponsors

Our Sponsors support the platform in kind by providing access to commercial and professional services on a pro-bono basis; through staff secondment and access to volunteers; or by making financial contributions to cover our operating costs.

  • Powered by AWS Cloud Computing
  • Twilio logo
  • Whypay logo

What makes us wonderful?

We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.

We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.

We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!

Stay informed

The Wonderful Organisation will only use the information you provide on this form to send you regular newsletter updates via email.

Copyright 2016-2019 © Wonderful Organisation
A Non-Profit Company Limited by Guarantee

Registered in England & Wales • Company Incorporation No: 9818383

Registered office: 5th Floor, Oxford Place, 61 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EQ
Email: [email protected]

Use of the Wonderful website constitutes acceptance of our Terms, Conditions and Policies.