Since Sue spent much of her time in Nepal leading treks and pursuing her climbing ambitions, she became very fond of the Nepalese people and wanted to do more.
The Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) was active in the region, improving the quality of peoples lives by providing much needed eye care and surgery. Sue met Fred Hollows and subsequently Dr Sanduk Ruit in Nepal who had been providing free, modern cataract surgery which enabled people to see and live more independently again.
As a passionate supporter, Sue raised awareness and funds for FHF by giving talks at schools, community and business groups. Her book, ‘Fear No Boundary’ – One woman’s amazing journey, contributed a dollar from every sale to the FHF.
Gabi Hollows dedicated an Eye Centre in memory of Sue, in the remote Himalayan region of Dhading-Dhading Besi, Nepal. During a memorial visit to Nepal in 2008, the Fear family and Sue’s friends visited the centre site before construction began.