Steve McCabe MP shows support for National Eye Health Week

Steve is backing National Eye Health Week which takes place between 16 – 22 September.

The Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of eye health and the need for everyone to have sight checks every two years to look after their eyes.

 

Someone goes blind somewhere in the world every 5 seconds and every 24 hours over 100 people in the UK begin to lose their sight.

 

Nearly 2 Million people in the UK have some form of sight loss and the figure is expected to double by 2050. This is why Steve McCabe MP is supporting Fight for Sight, the maincharity in the UK dedicated to funding eye research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease, and taking part in their Carrots Night Walk.

 

Steve will be officially starting the 15 mile sponsored Night Walk from the University of Birmingham and will be joined by lots of fundraisers all there to support Fight for Sight and the vital work they do.

 

There will also be sponsored Night Walks taking in place in London, Glasgow and Cardiff as part of National Eye Health Week, to raise awareness of the issue and raise funds for the charity to continue its work.

 

Steve McCabe MP said: “I am delighted to support National Eye Health Week. It is really important for everyone to look after their eye health and ensure they have a sight test every two years.

I am really pleased to be part of the first ever Carrots Night Walk in Birmingham.  I think it will be really interesting to walk for 15 miles late at night, I am sure it will remind me and many others just how much the ability to see is valued.”

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