The Graham Layton Trust (GLT) is the UK fundraising arm of Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT), the largest non-governmental organisation providing free eye care for the poor in Pakistan.
GLT was set up in 1984 to raise awareness and grow financial support for LRBT so that it can continue to treat curable blindness and visual impairment.
Alleviating the suffering caused by vision related disability gives individuals the chance to realise their full potential, helping them to stay engaged with their families and communities and become productive members of society.
We transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people, restoring dignity, independence and hope.
GLT and LRBT work closely together to ensure fundraising efforts are linked to the needs of the hospitals and patients in Pakistan and ensure high quality compassionate care, robust monitoring and evaluation and rigorous financial management.
To find out more about LRBT please visit www.lrbt.org.pk.
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Graham Layton & Zaka Rahmatullah created Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT) with four founding principles that still permeate the whole organisation and its operations:
All treatment at LRBT should be totally free so that no man, woman or child becomes blind just because he/she cannot afford the treatment.
Treatment should be appropriate, state-of-the-art. Charity should not mean second-rate treatment.
There shall be no discrimination due to gender, caste, ethnicity, language, religion, race or sect.
Patients should be treated with compassion and dignity.