Vision UK announces partnership with 23 organisations (so far) as part of 2020: Year of Vision campaign

Vision UK logo 2020 year of Vision

11 February 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK has added 23 organisations (so far) on board to its 2020: Year of Vision campaign who have agreed to collaborate on the collective campaign that will run across 2020.

  1. Blind Veterans UK
  2. British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS)
  3. British Wireless for the Blind Fund
  4. The College of Optometrists
  5. England Vision Strategy
  6. European Coalition for Vision
  7. Fight for Sight
  8. Guide Dogs
  9. International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH)
  10. International Glaucoma Association (IGA)
  11. Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
  12. Neatebox
  13. Rehab Workers Professional Network (RWPN)
  14. RNIB
  15. Royal Blind
  16. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  17. Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC)
  18. Scottish War Blinded
  19. SeeAbility
  20. Thomas Pocklington Trust
  21. Visionary
  22. Wilberforce Trust
  23. Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

The year 2020 is a fantastic opportunity to remind everyone in the UK about the impact of sight loss, to celebrate work undertaken both to eradicate avoidable sight loss and to support those living with vision impairment. We wish to celebrate 2020 and make it: ‘2020: Year of Vision’.

Matt Broom, CEO, Vision UK said “I am delighted to welcome all organisations to the “2020: Year of Vision” campaign. We will build on the spirit of collaboration that has already been achieved in the UK across the eye health and sight loss sectors to really highlight the importance of good eye health and an inclusive society. We are asking Vision UK members and associates to use “2020: Year of Vision” as a working strapline in association with their campaigns and events. We would like organisations to recognise the importance of eye health and sight loss and sign up to create a cohesive and year-long, message to policy makers, professionals, service users and the public that eye health and sight loss are important issues to both consider and act upon in 2020 and beyond.”

Vision UK have five objectives for our members, associates and all to sign up to:

  1. Together we will raise awareness of the need for medical research to encourage investment in eye health.
  2. Together we will promote better eye health to prevent sight loss.
  3. Together we will advocate for improved eye care and the best possible support for children and adults living with vision impairment.
  4. Together we will celebrate those having a positive impact on people’s vision and daily lives.
  5. Together we will work towards equality for people who are blind or partially sighted.

We look forward to your support on this and to working closely with you in 2020 and beyond.

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Notes to Editors

For further information contact Matt Broom, CEO, Vision UK at Matt.Broom@Visionuk.org.uk

For more information about Vision UK please go to http://www.VisionUK.org.uk

  • Vision UK is the independent partnership organisation which will work with other organisations in the eye health and sight loss sector for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people, their communities and the general population including those at risk of sight loss.
  • Vision UK is a member of the IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) and part of the VISION 2020: The Right to Sight initiative.  This is an initiative led in partnership by the World Health Organization, and the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness, for the elimination of avoidable blindness. http://www.iapb.org/vision-2020  

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