Residents of Honiara who may be more familiar with "dinner by candle light" were treated with what is to be the first of its kind of "dinner in the dark".

The fund-raising dinner was held at the Honiara Hotel last Saturday on the theme "Dinner in the Dark", which falls in line with the World Sight Week celebrations in Solomon Islands.

Speaking at the occasion, WHO representative, Dr. William Adu-Krow stated that the intention of the dark fundraising dinner was for people to know how it feels to be blind and visually impaired.

Dr. Adu-Krow added that the occasion was a lifetime experience for guests attending the dinner fundraiser "to remember those who are blind."

"We are having this fundraiser for a good cause in our own small world and make blind people's lives better."

Various international donor partners, local companies and NGO's helped to make the dark dinner night a memorable one in raising money for the blind and impaired.