From December 1, five of Searcys’s busiest London Champagne bars will be joining forces with international sight-saving charity ORBIS (www.orbis.org.uk), to help save sight in developing countries.
Until January 31, the company’s Champagne bars in both Westfield shopping centres, St Pancras Grand, One New Change and Paddington, will be donating £2 from every glass of Balfour Brut Rosé, Searcys Cuvée, 2011 bought, to the sight-saving organisation which provides training to eye doctors and nurses in some of the poorest parts of the world.
Searcys is encouraging customers to raise a glass to this good cause and help people break the cycle of poverty by giving them back their sight. Just one glass of this rosé will provide antibiotics for eight children suffering from painful eye infections and four glasses will buy a cataract surgery kit for a life changing operation.
ORBIS corporate partnerships manager, Florence Branchu says; “With 70,000 visitors to Searcys’s Champagne bars each week, the partnership has the potential to help treat hundreds of people in poverty stricken and hard to reach areas and we’re excited about this support.”
39 million people in the world are blind but 80% could be treated or cured. 90% of these people are in developing countries where eye care facilities are often limited.
ORBIS is working to change this and over the last 31 years has educated 305,000 medical professionals, giving eye care centres the tools and skills necessary to better tackle blindness in their communities.
Chris Maddison, Searcys’s marketing director says; “We wanted to create a Christmas charity partnership that made a real difference and ORBIS is a very worthy cause. We know our generous customers will get behind this initiative – enjoying a glass of bubbly whilst knowing they are changing someone’s life by giving the gift of sight.”
For more information visit: www.orbis.org.uk / www.searcys.co.uk
For information on ORBIS or further images, please contact Natasha Lee, Communications Officer on 020 7608 7284 or Nlee@orbis.org.uk
Notes to Editor:
ORBIS provides the tools, training and technology necessary for local hospitals to develop workable and lasting solutions to fight the tragedy of unnecessary blindness.
By building their long-term capabilities, ORBIS helps its partner institutions take action - to reach a state where they can provide, on their own, quality eye care services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable.
To learn more about ORBIS, please visit www.orbis.org.uk
- Searcys was started by the Duke of Northumberland’s pastry chef in 1847, and today operates in some of the most prestigious venues across London, the South West and Oxfordshire.
- From 1847, Searcys became the catering company of choice, not just to the Royal family, but also to many of the stately homes around London.
- Today, Searcys operates a collection of restaurants, champagne bars, and catering partnerships across a large portfolio of venues, including its private members club at the top of the Gherkin.
To find out more please visit: http://searcys.co.uk/