News and Events

NEWS

We very much regret to announce that Professor Andrew Elkington, CBE who started the Gift of Sight Appeal, died on the 11 September 2014. A true gentleman Andrew will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Please follow this link to see the footage of Professor Andrew Lotery and a patient who has received successful gene therapy for a blinding eye condition.

NEWSLETTERS : Please read our most recent newsletter

Professor Andrew Lotery explains why your donations help so much.

PHOTOGRAPHS of events can be viewed on our 'Fundraising Gallery Page'


COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Patients who attend Southampton Eye Unit are drawn from the whole of Hampshire and community support is very much appreciated.


EVENTS

26 November 2014 SOUTHAMPTON INNER WHEEL CLUB

CRAFT FAYRE AND COFFEE MORNING 10.00am - 12 noon.

Chilworth Hall near Southampton SO16 7JZ. Tickets £3 from Greta Paxton on 023 8023 5095.

Jackie Davies has taken a stall here so you can purchase some of her wonderful craft work at the same time.


WINCHESTER CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARD SALES

28 October - 16 December : Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm

The Guildhall, Broadway, Winchester

The only place to buy Gift of Sight Christmas cards except for a few that can be purchased through sales such as the above! All proceeds from the sale of the cards go directly to the charity.


WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS MARKET 8 December 2014

Jackie Davies has kindly offered to run the Charity Chalet for Gift of Sight on the 8 December 2014. Please do pop over and purchase some of her wonderful gifts.


FRIDAY 12 DECEMBER 2014 GIFT OF SIGHT CAROL CONCERT

ROMSEY ABBEY AT 6.30PM.

Romsey Abbey will provide a stunning backdrop to the music provided by Aurum Vocale. Led by David Clegg and conducted by Nicholas Wilks, the evening will be introduced by the Reverend Tim Sledge, Vicar of Romsey. Festive readings will be given by the author Lord Fellowes and cricketer David Gower. Professor Andrew Lotery will, of course, speak at the Concert.

Booking will open on the 1 October and tickets are priced at £35, £30 and £25 from Romsey Tourist Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey SO51 8BT. Telephone 01794 512987 or on line through www.musicinromsey.ticketsource.co.uk

THE CONCERT IS SOLD OUT EXCEPT FOR SOME £25 tickets. Please apply quickly if you wish to join us for this fantastic event.


Future dates:

Gift of Sight Lecture at Turner Sims, Southampton 29 April 2015

Gift of Sight Ball venue to be decided but to be held on 20 June 2015

THANK YOU

Would you like to help us? Can I come and speak to your Group or Club?

If you would like to become involved or simply want to find out more please make contact info@giftofsight.org.uk or telephone Ailsa Walter on 02380 599073.