05:21PM, Wednesday 27 April 2016
More than 400 people in India received vital eye care treatment thanks to the generous efforts and support of the Rotary Club of Slough.
This year the cataract operations for the visually impaired was held on March 5 at Shahabad, about 100 miles north of Delhi in India.
In total, 97 of the most serious cases were selected to be operated on over four days at an eye hospital. The remaining patients were treated by medicines or supplied with glasses.
The annual event is supported by the rotary club and its former president Ram Bedi, from Temple Way, Farnham Common.
Mr Bedi could not be present at the event this year due to his wife’s ill health but was represented by his younger brother who was visiting India at the time.
He extended his thanks to the Rotary Club of Slough for its financial help, including Geoff and Fiona Try from Windsor, who raised £1,000 at a charity function last October, as well as numerous friends and family members.
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