Orange residents donated more than $19,000 to help restore sight to people in developing countries in 2018.
Through online donations and events, the people of Orange gave generously to the Fred Hollows Foundation to help them train health workers around the globe.
Chief Executive Officer of the foundation Ian Wishart said the number of people who are blind was set to triple over the next 30 years.
A spokesperson for Fred Hollows said reduced access to aid resulting from population growth was the major contributor to this increase.
"So it is crucial we continue our sight-saving work," Mr Wishart said.
Gabi Hollows, Founding Director of The Fred Hollows Foundation, thanked the community for its support and, as the current financial year comes to an end, encouraged people to give whatever they can to help keep Fred's vision alive.
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