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Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust

Miriam Hyman

Miriam was one of the fifty-two people killed in the "7/7" London bombings of 7 July 2005. Her family and friends set up the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust in May 2008 and equipped the Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre (MHCECC) within the L V Prasad Eye Institute in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. This is a living memorial; a place of hope, healing and rehabilitation for children who need eye care services, irrespective of the ability to pay. There is now an annual average of 10,000 Outpatients appointments (25% without charge), 1,000 surgeries (50% without charge) and fifty free pairs of spectacles distributed at the Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre. Its screening programmes are responsible for average 1,000 school and slum children's general screening and retina scanning of 400 premature babies, all without charge.

"Every time a child is treated at the MHCECC, Miriam's memory is invoked and her spirit lives on through those children whose sight is restored in her name." - Dr Taraprasad Das, Vice Chairman of the L V Prasad Eye Institute

The suffering that follows violent terrorism is intense, extensive, avoidable and cannot be justified in any circumstances. In addition to its work in India, the MHMT is seeking to address this by promoting social cohesion and responsible citizenship through education. We are working towards a safer, more inclusive society with our resource, "Miriam's Vision: A Response to the 2005 London Bombings". This is Miriam's legacy, and refers to her story and her memorial, the MHCECC.

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Latest News & Events

10th Anniversary Sponsored Cycle supporting "Miriam's Vision"
03-Jul-2015

On July 3rd, 4th & 5th 2015 Calling cyclists to take part in the MHMT West Country Bike Ride from Bath to Tavistock Square, London to remember the tenth anniversary of the London bombings. Funds r..

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Eminent British artists support MHMT
26-Mar-2015

World-renowned British artists Sir Antony Gormley and Sir Anish Kapoor donate their artworks for auction at Christie's The MHMT is grateful to these two giants of contemporary art for their donati..

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Rosie, Evie, Ziba and Rachel's Bake Sale
27-Feb-2015

Rosie and her friends raised over £100 for the MHMT! Two years ago Rosie Gordon's sister held an MHMT benefit Bake Sale at her school and nine-year-old Rosie decided to do the same thing. Sh..

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"Miriam's Vision" Education Resource
26-Oct-2014

The MHMT has developed an electronic education resource, “Miriam's Vision: A Response to the 2005 London Bombings”, in partnership with Miriam's secondary school, Copthall School, Nort..

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Fellowship July 2014: Advanced training abroad for MHCECC consultant
27-Jun-2014

We are delighted that MHCECC retina specialist, Dr Tapas Ranjan Padhi (http://lvpei.org/patientcare/eye-hospital/doctordetails.php?doctor=trpadhi), took up a year's fellowship at the University of Mic..

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Target achieved: £20,000 for a Cryostat
02-Nov-2013

The MHMT has achieved its fundraising goal of £20,000 for a Cryostat for the MHCECC A biological microtome cryostat is a machine that reduces the wait for tissue sample results from five day..

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Buy a Drink for Mim Campaign - ongoing
14-Feb-2011

The "Buy a Drink for Mim!" campaign is so easy to organise in any pub, bar, cafe, community centre, social / sports club etc: Laminates (/Assets/Buy_a_Drink_for_Mim_A4_laminates.pdf) on the table..

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Give as you Live to the MHMT!
20-Nov-2012

Give as you Live is the effortless new way to donate to the MHMT when you shop online! Download it in moments below. Every time you shop in participating online stores THEY donate to th..

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MHMT now on FaceBook
30-Mar-2011

The MHMT is on FaceBook! You can find us at facebook.com/mhmt.esther. PLEASE "LIKE" US on the button on this page! Click on the widget below and sign in to view our Wall and befriend us - thank y..

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