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Royal Hospital Chelsea played host to ORBIS’s celebration of 30 sight saving years

On November 1st, ORBIS celebrated 30 years of saving sight worldwide with a reception at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which as a charity itself uses the venue fee as income for its own good cause.  

The Ante Room and spacious Council Chamber of the State Apartments offered space for the 200 guests. The reception and speeches of the event were against the background of the elegant apartments’ historic artefacts and artwork, which guests could read about in ORBIS’s Programme Booklet. These extra elements of interest were talking points amongst guests, but did not overshadow ORBIS’s sight-saving message.

ORBIS chose Party Ingredients as their caterer for this celebration praising City Sales Manager James Murphy’s “total understanding of what we wanted to achieve within a budget”. The canapé included Smoked Norfolk Duck Breast with Caramelised Rhubarb and Walnut Oil, Courgette Cylinders with Ricotta and Beetroot Watercress and Almond, Beetroot Falafel with Pomegranate Yoghurt and Welsh Rarebit on Walnut Bread & Fig. 

ORBIS’s birthday cake, a Lemon Sponge Cake, baked by Party Ingredients, was crowned with the ORBIS logo upon icing decorated with redcurrants and flowers.

ORBIS is a non-profit global development organisation dedicated to saving sight worldwide. ORBIS is dedicated to preserving and restoring the sight of the poorest people in the poorest communities across the world. Blindness and poverty go hand in hand. Blindness prevention can have profound, tangible, immediate effects on the lives of millions of people. Since 1982, ORBIS has helped people in 90 countries, treated over 18 million people and trained over 305,000 doctors, nurses, community workers and other health care workers. 

Royal Chelsea Hospital

Orbis cake