A BERKSHIRE chef and food writer is supporting a new campaign to help people with sight problems in the worlds poorest places.

Ivor Peters, who is a TV chef, food writer and traveller and lives in Ascot is supporting the See The Way appeal. The campaign has been launched by the CBM overseas charity.

The appeal is designed to help people access sight-saving surgery, be given glasses and receive support so they can go to school.

Ivor is extremely happy to be supporting the appeal.

He said: “I’m delighted to be supporting CBM’s See the Way appeal because nobody should go blind just because they can’t afford an operation, or struggle at school because they don’t have a pair of glasses.

“And now is a great time to help because the UK government will double public donations to the appeal between February 15 and May 14, so every pound you give will make double the difference.”

Penny Mordaunt, UK Secretary of State for International Development is also backing the appeal.

She said: “Some of Rwanda’s most vulnerable people are still living with avoidable blindness and visual impairments.

“Too often it is these treatable illnesses that stop these people from accessing education and earning a living.

“By providing access to basic eye health services the UK Aid Match ‘See the Way’ appeal will change lives across Rwanda for generations and this is only possible with the generosity and support of the Great British public.”

The UK Government will double the donations received from the campaign to improve access to sight-saving eye services in Rwanda.

For more information and to donate, visit: www.SeeTheWay.org.