Fred Hollows Foundation thanks Logan supporters

THE Fred Hollows Foundation has thanked the Jimboomba community and surrounding suburbs for donating more than $30,000 to restore sight to the world's poorest people in the 2018 financial year.

SIGHT: Rural Kenyan John has supported his brother Samuel who has suffered from blindness his entire life. Photo: Fred Hollows Foundation

SIGHT: Rural Kenyan John has supported his brother Samuel who has suffered from blindness his entire life. Photo: Fred Hollows Foundation

Donations have helped the charitable organisation deliver 929,106 eye operations and train 59,207 eye surgeons, nurses, community health workers and teachers.

Logan donors have helped eight-year-old rural Kenyan, Samuel (pictured) who has relied on his twin brother John his entire life.

Samuel was one of more than 8000 Kenyan children who was needlessly blind and was among those who received sight saving surgery from the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Founding director of the Fred hollows Foundation, Gabi Hollows, said 80 per cent of the world's 36 million people who can not see suffered preventable or treatable blindness.

"I would like to thank each and every person who has helped us change the lives of many millions of the world's poorest people who are living with avoidable blindness," Ms Hollows said.

"Fred once said: 'The alternative is to do nothing - and that's not an alternative'. So I hope people will help us continue Fred's inspiring work."

Fred Hollows Foundation chief executive officer Ian Wishart said the number of people suffering blindness was set to triple over the next 30 years.

"...So it is crucial we continue our sight-saving work," he said.

"One of the most effective ways to do this is by training local doctors, nurses, community workers and teachers in eye health, in the palces where they are most needed..."

To support the Fred hollows Foundation call 1800 352 352 or text your name to 0457 555 755.