Friendly competition supports sight

For more than 11 years, Lions World Sight Day, held annually in October, has focused attention on eliminating preventable blindness and improving sight. On World Sight Day, Lions clubs around the world conduct special sight-related projects including:

Collecting eyeglasses

Conducting vision and diabetes screenings

Planning educational programmes to inform their communities about the importance of eye health – and diseases such as diabetes that can impair sight

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman will be launching a poster essay competition in the schools to coincide with World Sight Day on 8 October.

Primary School students will be asked to create a poster entry where students can be imaginative and show off their artistic skills to create a colourful poster for our slogan. Middle/High School students will have the opportunity to write an essay in 1000-1500 words on questions relating to vision.

In addition the club will also host a corporate sports day on Saturday 17h October. Entry is $200 for a team of five which includes registration and t-shirts.

‘We are organising these events to celebrate World Sight Day. The schools competition coincides with the start of our Sight Screening programme and it is important that children understand how invaluable their sight is,’ said Lion President Debbie Ebanks.

‘At the same time we need to raise funds to run these programmes so that’s why we are asking our corporate friends in the community to come out and support our corporate sports day.’

She said it will be a fun filled day with corporate teams competing hard to win the trophy in games like basketball, football, egg & spoon race, cricket and lots more, there will be food and drinks for sale.

‘All proceeds from the event will go towards our sight programmes in the Cayman Islands. I am asking all businesses in the community to support this very worthy cause and bring your colours,’ said Ms Ebanks.

‘Let’s all have some fun, get fit while at the same time helping those in need.’

To register please e-mail your team members and shirts sizes to [email protected] or call Julie at 926 1598 or Debbi 925 6628.

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