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Rainbow Trek for New Sight

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Rainbow Trek is a 50km trek on the longest and most well known trail in Hong Kong which spans the entire island; the Hong Kong Trail. Though I'm only aiming to complete 25km, as 50 would just about kill me, I would love to raise some money for the wonderful charity that Island School's Year 12 is doing this trek for in the first place, New Sight Congo. This charity was set up in April of 2012 when a married couple of two doctors, Joyce and Henri, one a family GP and one a senior ophthalmic technician with surgical skills, up and moved their new family from a comfortable life in England into Impfondo, in the heart of Congo. Their charity offers hope to people in the Congo who have lost their sight and believe it can never be regained, as Joyce and Henri provide simple operations, such as cataract removal, which can change a person's life and ultimately aid in the fight against poverty.

"We would love the honour of partnering with you in Impfondo. What a ray of hope we can bring together to Congo! We need to raise all our ministry and living expenses ourselves. Medical ministry is not cheap, but we simply cannot put a price tag on sight. If we have all the start up equipment, we estimate that we only need about 50 pounds to help a blind person see again and change his and his family's lives completely forever through cataract surgery."

Please take some time to consider donating to this new but wonderful charity of New Sight, and support me in my 25km trek. Thank you!



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