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Pharmacist thanks supporters of India eye clinic

Pharmacist thanks supporters of India eye clinic

Nicola Hine

Pharmacist thanks supporters of India eye clinic
Gurdip Bahra watches as Dr. Vivek Arora performs cataract surgery in India

A chemist owner has thanked people for supporting an eye clinic he organised in India which provided urgent cataract surgery for more than 100 people.

Gurdip Bahra, the owner of Kay's Chemist in Ross Road, Maidenhead, fundraised for and ran the clinic in Chachoki in Punjab, which was attended by 500 people.

It was the second the pharmacist has run, and was part-funded by a generous £1,500 donation from the Rotary Club of Maidenhead, of which he is a member.

The 59-year-old collected the rest of the money needed by taking part in last year's Boundary Walk, through which he and his sister-in-law Manjit Bahra raised a combined total of £3,200.

He thanked everyone - particularly his customers - for their support for the clinic, which is extremely important for the villagers.

The clinic took place at the Bahra Hospital, which was built by Gurdip's grandfather, on November 5.

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