An actress who starred in The Bill TV series is backing a campaign to give sight-saving treatment to children and adults who can’t afford it.
Trudie Goodwin, pictured, who lives in Tulse Hill, became a firm supporter of disability charity CBM when she saw children and adults’ lives transformed by having their sight restored.
Trudie travelled to Africa to see CBM’s sight-saving work first-hand and saw that once patients received treatment they could go to school, live independently or earn a living.
She said: “We all want the best for our children, wherever we live in the world. As a parent, I can’t imagine the pain of witnessing your child losing their sight – and not being able to afford treatment so they can see again.
That’s why I’m proud to be supporting CBM’s See the Way appeal, delivering sight-saving treatments, glasses and support to help people See the Way to a brighter future.
Every penny you can spare will help – and until May 14, the UK government will match all public donations to the appeal.”
Trudie Goodwin became a household name playing Sergeant June Ackland for 24 years in The Bill, one of Britain’s longest-running police television dramas.
She went on to star in Heartbeat, Casualty and Emmerdale, where she played Georgia Sharma between 2011 and 2015.
From now until May 14, the UK government will match all public donations made to the See The Way appeal.
To join Judy and back CBM to prevent blindness and transform lives in Rwanda, you can donate or find out more at www.SeeTheWay.org.
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