I want to give the gift of sight to a child

About us

vision4children (The Littler Trust) is a fully independent charity (registered charity number 1122500). It is based within the Eye Department of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.


The charity was set up in 2008, thanks to an astonishingly generous act by two Liverpool brothers, Ken and Gordon Littler. Click here to read about these two “ordinary” men’s extraordinary gift.


Ken and Gordon provided the seedcorn for v4c’s work to transform the lives of countless children across the world. Today, fundraising to sustain and extend the programmes is ongoing – and money is urgently needed every hour of every day so we can reach as many children as possible.


Supporting this effort is a skilled and committed team and an eminent board of trustees which includes parents who have firsthand experience of raising children with visual impairment. Together we have expertise in vision science, ophthalmology, global blindness, law, human resources, information technology, art, education, finance and fundraising.


Our Trustees

Mr Arvind Chandna, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Chair of vision4children and Volunteer
Mrs Alexia Gharagozlou
Mrs Kirsty Rogers
Mr Alan Sharples
Mr Mark Welling


To contact our team, please email:


Every one of us appeals to you to join us now.


Do whatever you can to support v4c and you will be saving children in the developing world from needless blindness… and consequently lives of poverty, fear and constant danger.


Your help will also provide support for families in the UK with children suffering from visual impairment or blindness.


And you will be paying for groundbreaking research into the eye development of children.


We need donations (click here), imaginative fundraisers (click here) and ophthalmic clinicians who are prepared to donate their time and skills (click here).


Please help us. For children with eye problems now, there is no time to lose.