Close Comfort Partners with The Fred Hollows Foundation
Professor Fred Hollows, AC (1929-1993) is an Australian icon. Famous for helping people in need, particularly people who were sick or poor, Hollows was named Australian of the Year in 1990.
Throughout Fred’s life he used his expertise as an ophthalmologist to help those who couldn’t afford or access basic eye care. Recognising that poor eye health and avoidable blindness were both causes of and consequences of poverty, Hollows believed it an indictment of any society to allow the incidence of such conditions to reach the levels he observed in Australia.
Set up in 1992, The Fred Hollows Foundationnow works in over 40 countries and has restored sight to millions of people.
Close Comfort and The Fred Hollows Foundation share a common belief that all people, wherever they are, deserve access to the same level of health and comfort, not only those living in cities or developed countries.
Close Comfort began a partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation in 2019 to support The Foundation’s efforts to restore sight to thousands of Australians in need.
Through our partnership, Close Comfort is proud to provide funding to this important work across Australia.