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Latest News & Events

Sep 18th, 2017

Volunteer has raised £2,400 for the Graham Layton Trust!

Basak Kotler has raised £2,400 for the Graham Layton Trust

VOLUNTEER RAISES £2400 for GLT! Basak Kotler has raised £2,400 for the Graham Layton Trust, in aid of free eye care for the poor in Pakistan! ‘Well-done!’ and a big ‘THANK YOU’ to Basak! Here’s how she did it:

“I recently completed the YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE, climbing Ingleborough, Pen-y-Gent and Whernside, in one day. The route is 24 miles long, starting in Chapel-le-Dale. The cumulative elevation is 5,200 feet, so it’s like climbing about 500 floors of a building!
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Aug 22nd, 2017

Bashir Juma, rickshaw driver, suffered from blurred vision

LRBT helped Bashir, a motor rickshaw driver, with blurred vision

Bashir Juma, 47, is an Afghan refugee. His parents migrated to Pakistan to escape the Afghan-Soviet War. Bashir was just a year old when he came to Pakistan and to him this is home. His father was a labourer and could hardly make ends meet to support Bashir and his other five children. School fees were impossible and Bashir grew up without any schooling. He earns his livelihood by driving a rickshaw. Bashir’s wife is also an Afghan refugee and they have six sons and three daughters.
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Aug 14th, 2017

Pakistan National Anthem sung by students of the Deaf Reach School, Karachi

The Pakistan National Anthem sung by the students of the Deaf Reach School, Karachi. We salute the children and their teachers. We also salute our Founder, the late Graham Layton, who went to Pakistan in 1984 to set up the only safety net the poor have to access free eye care. There are now 75 free, LRBT eye care centres spread across Pakistan. Over the years, more than 35 million poor people have received eye care. Make your own contribution today by donating through: www.glt.org.uk/act-now

The Pakistan National Anthem sung by the students of the Deaf Reach School, Karachi. We salute the children and their teachers. We also salute our Founder, the late Graham Layton, who went to Pakistan in 1984 to set up the only safety net the poor have to access free eye care. There are now 75 free, LRBT eye care centres spread across Pakistan. Over the years, more than 35 million poor people have received eye care. Make your own contribution today by donating through: www.glt.org.uk/act-now

Posted by Graham Layton Trust (GLT) on Montag, 14. August 2017

Aug 13th, 2017

We are celebrating 70 years of Pakistan and 33 years of treating curable blindness!

JIVE JIVE JIVE PAKISTAN! We are celebrating 70 years of Pakistan and 33 years of treating curable blindness! The Graham Layton Trust and its sister charity, LRBT, have treated more than 35 MILLION PATIENTS during this time, who otherwise could not have accessed medical care. More than half the population of Pakistan lives below the poverty line. Donate today so that they can have free eye care. Celebrate Pakistan by Giving THE GIFT OF SIGHT: www.glt.org.uk/act-now

Aug 10th, 2017

The passing of Dr Ruth Pfau – Pakistan has lost a great soul today!

Dr Ruth Pfau

Pakistan lost a great soul today! Dr Ruth Katherine Martha Pfau, a German nun who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy from Pakistan, passed away in Karachi at the age of 87. She came for a brief visit to Pakistan in 1961 and never left! She came by chance, on her way to India, because of some visa problem. She was so horrified by the plight of people with leprosy, for whom there was no treatment centre in Karachi, that she decided that she had to stay and help. She started treating patients from a hut, in a slum quarter of Karachi, where the lepers formed a ‘colony’, shunned and feared by others.
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