Wednesday, February 16, 2011

An eye for Hollows

We at Gershgoods support a number of charities, community groups and foundations that we believe are outstanding in their fields and are doing everything in their power to improve the environment, aid those in need and support third world and indigenous communities.

This week we're placing a spotlight on the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Inspired by the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993) an eye doctor, surgeon and internationally recognised social justice activist. Prof. Fred Hollows had a belief that all people had the right to good health and the best eye care available.
Fred was also committed to improving the quality of health amongst Aboriginal communities. His work took him all over the world and he made a major impact on reducing the cost of cataract prevention in third world countries to as little as $25.
The foundation has helped to restore sight to over 1 million people worldwide and continues to help those in need.

As with any charitable organisation, they're services are not free. Gershgoods gladly donates to the Fred Hollows Foundation regularly because we believe everyone deserves to see what a beautiful world we live in.

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