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  • Sue Challis, co-founder, retires

    Sue Challis recently retired from the trustee board of The Raven Trust. Sue has been intimately involved in the development and management of the Trust since she and her husband John founded it in 2000. But their involvement with the the church in northern Malawi went back some years before, and it was a visit…

  • Ekwendeni Mission Hospital launches community eye health scheme

    We’re excited to report that the eye clinic staff at Ekwendeni Mission Hospital recently launched a community eye health scheme reaching out to their catchment area of some 80,000 people. While basic optical services have been available at the hospital for about 15 years, this is the first time they have had the staff and…

  • More eye care equipment despatched

    During May 2024, we despatched 17 boxes and two wooden crates of medical equipment in response to requests from various clinics in northern Malawi. One request came from a clinician who was being posted to Likoma Island to set up the first eye clinic there. With a recent anonymous donation of valuable equipment to the…

  • Latest Newslink published

    Our latest Newslink has just been published. It provides a summary of progress and activities from the clinics covering the last six months. And we’d love it if you’d like to subscribe to receive it in the future (sent via MailChimp every six months or so). You can view the latest edition here, and subscribe…

  • Vintage collecting

    In the post we say a big thank-you to Darren and Claire who run Dead Men’s Spex, a specialist supplier of high quality vintage spectacles to theatres and the film industry. They visited recently to have a rummage through our boxes of older specs donated to the Trust over the past year. They found a…

  • 22 boxes of equipment despatched

    We’ve just despatched 22 boxes of equipment destined for 11 hospitals and Malawi College of Health Sciences – one of our largest single consignments ever. Contents included a variety of basic surgical supplies, uncut lenses, specialised eye examination equipment, ophthalmic surgery instruments and medical text books. Most of the equipment had been donated. From an…