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Round The World for Vision

Kevin Smith is fulfilling a lifelong ambition to sail round the world by taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. All the money you give will go towards improving facilities and care for patients receiving treatment at the Abergele Eye Unit.

Kevin Smith is taking part in the 2019-20 Clipper Round the World Race, departing on 1st September 2019.

After undergoing successful cataract surgery at the Abergele Eye Unit, which enabled him to take part in the race, his aim is to raise money to purchase field equipment. The initial target is £33,000.

The Clipper Race is the world's largest ocean adventure, regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet. Over 40,000 nautical miles long, taking almost a year to complete, the non-professional teams compete on a global race-circuit. To follow the race visit

Kevin will set sail on the 1st of September - stay tuned for updates about his epic voyage!

Kevin with Matron of Abergele Hospital, Helen Juckes-Hughes

Kevin with Ophthalmology staff in one of the surgery suites at Abergele Hospital

In the meantime, please donate to Kevin's page now on JustGiving

Some images from Kevin's training

Great coverage of Kevin's challenge in the North Wales Pioneer and the Rhyl Journal!

Picture of Kevin that appeared in the Rhyl Journal and North Wales Pioneer

Picture of Kevin that appeared in the Rhyl Journal and North Wales Pioneer

Kevin with some of his kit

Kevin with some of his kit

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