Tuesday 1st September, 2020

Date Tuesday 1st September, 2020

This September, Orbis Ireland is setting a new challenge - Swim for Sight. You choose where you swim and how far you swim each day.

Whether it’s 20 swims in September, or for 20 minutes over the month or simply 20 strokes - whatever your level, set your target.

All Orbis asks of you is that you take the plunge this September.

Everyone who raises over €50 will receive an Orbis Swimming Hat.

Participants will also be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes throughout the month of September.

How to get involved?

Please share your #SWIM4SIGHT pictures with us Social Media.

You will find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn @orbisireland.

You can also nominate your friends and family to take on the challenge and stay connected with Orbis by joining our Facebook Group Page.

Why we need your help?

Due to COVID-19 many of our fundraising events and initiatives have been cancelled, leaving a gap between funds raised and our sight saving programme activities in Ethiopia. In order to continue our vital work we need great people like you to Swim for Sight this September.

Your support at this time will mean that we can continue to provide Emergency Surgeries and help ensure that we will have the funds available to clear long waiting lists when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Orbis are currently helping with the COVID-19 response by providing essential supplies to our partner hospitals and by distributing key COVID-19 messages to communities in rural Ethiopia.

Your support will enable us to continue these vital services in Ethiopia at this time.

Please Remember: Water safety is always important! Don't swim alone, don't overdo it and, most importantly, have fun. Please ensure that you are adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.

For more information about Swim for Sight please call Ciara on 0873543853 or email [email protected]