A key figure leading Global Clinic’s medical trips is Generation T 2018 lister, Marcus Ang. The consultant ophthalmologist at the Singapore National Eye Centre, who helms the non-profit’s vision team as its founding director, is a firm advocate of breaking down geographical boundaries and making eyecare more accessible to the less fortunate. In 2014, Marcus initiated the Mobile Eye Clinic, which set up pop-up eye clinics in the heartlands of Singapore in order to be within easy reach of the elderly and needy.
This November, he will be leading a team of about 30 volunteers on the Global Clinic’s third mission trip to the Okpho district in Myanmar. Its aim: to treat about 4,000 patients at the Yangon Eye Hospital and perform up to 500 eye-related surgerical procedures. In order to fund this trip, Global Clinic will host its first by-invitation-only charity auction fundraiser on August 27 at members-only club, 1880.
The inaugural Global Clinic Charity Auction Night 2018, of which Generation T is official media partner, hopes to raise $100,000 and will see exciting experiences such as Michelin-starred dinners and splendid holidays up for bidding. Guests will also enjoy canapes by celebrity chef Ryan Hong and entertainment by jazz quartet, Synapse.