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Christmas Carols to Aid Kids Vision

Christmas is a time of joy and giving and Vision Australia is asking all members of the eye health professions to dig deep this festive season.

The organisaton is asking for your support to help fund projects for visually impaired children by being part of what it describes as “Australia’s most magical event” – Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight.

For more than 70 years, this Christmas Eve tradition has attracted a crowd of more than 10,000 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. In the last few years, thousands of Melbournians also flock to the Federation Square ‘live site’ where the event is broadcast on the big screen.

This festive extravaganza is also enjoyed by millions of people across Australia through the live telecast on the Nine Network as well as through various radio stations including 3AW, Magic and Vision Australia Radio.

Like many Australian families, Christmas is always a magical time for the Lambert family and Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight plays a big part in their celebrations.

Four-year-old Natalija Lambert is one example of the very many children that Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight, raises funds to support.

Natalija lost her sight as the result of a tumour when she was just a baby, but, like her favourite Carols performers Hi-5, she is a dynamic little girl who loves singing, music and dancing.

“With three kids in the house Christmas is never dull and the excitement always starts with Carols on Christmas Eve,” says Natalija’s mother, Meri-Jade Lambert.

This year’s Carols by Candlelight will be held on Wednesday, 24 December at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, King’s Domain Park, Melbourne.

According to Myer CEO Bernie Brookes: “Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight is a much loved Australian Christmas tradition and Myer is delighted to fully support this iconic event again in 2008.”

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.com.au or donations can be made through Vision Australia’s web site www.visionaustralia.org.au.

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