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Cambodia Vision Sydney Dinner: 25 June 2016

Cambodia Vision has invited members of the community to attend a dinner in Sydney on 25 June to raise money that will support its work. Funds raised on the evening will be used to purchase medications, medical equipment and supplies for cataract surgeries that will be performed in Cambodia by the organisation’s volunteering eye health professionals this year in October.

Last year volunteers with Cambodia Vision treated the eyes of almost 3,000 underprivileged people in Kratie Province in regional Cambodia. This year the group will travel to Pursat Province in the western part of Cambodia.

Cambodia Vision is organised by Thida Yang, who grew up in Cambodia and moved to Australia when she was 15 having survived the Pol Pot regime. The organisation’s Chairman is Ming Ly, who was also displaced by the Khmer Rouge. The team that travels to Cambodia each year comprises an optical mechanic/ dispenser, optometrists, nurses, anaesthetists, GPs and surgeons.

Local Cambodian medical students work in the clinics and surgery, while local school students complete their obligatory one week of community service, helping out with translation, registration, fitting hearing aids and dispensing spectacles.

Cambodia Vision works with equipment, spectacles, lenses and medicines supplied by donating companies or purchased from money raised during the year. As a 100 per cent volunteer organisation, administrative costs are minimal, which means all donations directly support the eye health of people in need who live in Cambodia.

Cambodia Vision Dinner: RSVP Before 29 May

Tickets are available for the Sydney fund raising evening, which commences at 6.30pm on Saturday 25 June. Front row seats are AU$70pp; second row seats are $60pp and third row seats are $50pp. Tickets include an 8-course meal with two jugs of soft drink at each table.

RSVPs must be received by 29 May. Prizes for raffles and auctions are also required.
Contact Thida at: [email protected] or phone (AUS) 0419 278 499.