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Posted On: 13 September 2013 04:11 pm
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''Seeing is Believing'' Gala Dinner @Katara

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Event Details:


Where: Katara Building 12, Hall 1
When: Sunday, 22nd September 2013/ 7:30pm
Ticket prices: QR600 per person or QR5,000 for a table of 10
Contact: 55847178

What: In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Seeing is Believing*, they are pleased to announce that Standard Chartered Bank will host a fund raising Gala on Sunday, 22 September 2013.

The Gala will be held at Katara Building 12. For the first time, they have the pleasure of hosting a member of the British Royal Family, who will be attending that evening.

The evening will commence with a performance by renowned concert pianist, Ms. Sonja Park, followed by a fashion show that will exhibit high end local designer wear. Following a sit down dinner, there will be an auction that will give our guests an opportunity to bid for traditional Qatari paintings provided by the elite Anima Gallery in Doha. We also have items to bid for from the exclusive Linley Store in London for items donated especially for our charity by Viscount David Linley.

About Seeing is Believing: Seeing is Believing has changed the lives of millions of people across the Middle East, Africa and Asia through the funding of cataract operations, training of eye care doctors and building of eye care training facilitiesStandard Chartered Bank which operates in 68 markets and has over 89,000 employees around the world, has committed to restoring sight for 20 million people and raising USD 100 million by World Sight Day 2020. They have crossed more than the half way mark of USD 58 million so far which is an incredible achievement.

They have accomplished this in large part through fundraising efforts by their staff and the generous support from sponsors over the years. These funds have helped them reach over 28 million people in communities where eye care was once unaffordable or inaccessible. Their donors and staff around the world are helping change lives.

Thanks to the generosity of their sponsors and donors for previous events, their have raised over USD 250,000/- in Qatar so far. These funds were used to restore sight for underprivileged children in Bangladesh, Egypt and Zambia where it costs less than USD 50/- to provide surgeries for avoidable blindness. In addition, they have and continue to work very closely with the Al Noor Institute for the Visually Impaired in Qatar, where they have not only donated funds towards providing Braille printers but their staff have also volunteered time with the children there.

All donations made go directly to Seeing is Believing.
Standard Chartered Bank also matches every dollar raised.