Sightsavers I AM an ambassador for Sightsavers and we’re on a mission to wipe out a blinding disease called trachoma.

Trachoma is an agonising, debilitating disease that traps people in a vicious cycle of pain, blindness and poverty. Yet trachoma is totally preventable.

Sightsavers distributes an antibiotic to treat trachoma at a cost of as little as 15p per treatment.

Here’s the best bit, and the reason I’m writing to you now. All donations made before May 15 will be matched by the UK government, pound for pound, up to £2 million.

I hope that knowing your gift will go twice as far will inspire you to give – because there are so many people who desperately need your help.

The matched funds raised through UK Aid Match will support work to prevent and treat blinding trachoma in Tanzania.

Visit or give them a call on 0800 089 2020.

Sunetra Sarker

Actress and ambassador