Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust
Miriam was one of the fifty-two people killed in the London bombings of 7/7 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. Since its inauguration on 03 July 2008 there have been 53,500 Outpatients appointments (25% without charge) and 5,100 surgeries (50% without charge) (October 2013).
"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 primarily, but not exclusively, through schools.
Latest News & Events
Thank you Sam!
Sam Rubinstein's Bar Mitzvah donation On 22 March 2014 Sam Rubinstein had his Bar Mitzvah and decided to donate a percentage of his gift money to the MHMT! Sam Rubinstein's mum, Judith Vandervelde..
Slim for Mim - Please join in!
Will YOU GET SPONSORED for YOUR New Year's resolution for the MHMT?! Esther and Miriam's friend, Amanda Berrill (photo, right), came up with the idea for Slim for Mim. She says: "I have..
Current FR target: £20,000 for a Cryostat
The MHMT has a new 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 days to fi..
New! Mugs featuring Miriam's art
Order soon - limited stock remaining!! In association with Go Promotional we bring you this vibrant, attractive limited edition mug with a wrap-around reproduction of one of Mim's chalk pastel abs..
Buy a Drink for Mim Campaign - ongoing
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..