Vision Aid Overseas offers runners six-day Ethiopian experience - Women's Running

Vision Aid Overseas offers runners six-day Ethiopian experience

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  March 24, 2015

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Vision Aid Overseas, a charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries, is offering fundraisers competing in the 10K Great Ethiopian Run the opportunity to enjoy a six-day organised ‘Ethiopian Experience’.

Organised as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, the trip is designed to give runners something back for their fundraising efforts. Flying from London on Wednesday 18th November, the Vision Aid Overseas’ runners will have the chance to join a number of optional excursions prior to race day, including visiting a Vision Aid Overseas’ project and exploring the cultural delights of the highest city in Africa.

Vision Aid Overseas is committed to combating uncorrected refractive error (a very common eye disorder), disabling individuals in developing countries. The charity works in six partner countries in Africa to develop eye care services by installing Vision Centers, training in-country eye care workers, establishing community based services in poor and marginalised areas and carrying out research into eye health issues.

The Vision Aid Overseas’ Great Ethiopian Run funding will be an integral part of the fundraising efforts during 2015 as the charity sets its sights on raising £150,000 with the aim of reaching an additional 30,000 people in developing countries to gain access to life changing eye care services

The itinerary, which is being organised in partnership with Advocate Events, will include return flights from London to Addis Ababa, local transfers, five nights’ accommodation in the city, organised activities, and race entry.  The team will also be supported with a training guide, kit and a fundraising toolkit. Fundraisers taking part in the event for Vision Aid Overseas will need to raise a minimum sponsorship of £2,500 to take part.

For more information or to register visit www.visionaidoverseas.org/great-ethiopian-run

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