News and Events
Jo Anstey from Lymington has signed up to join our Skydive team in July. 90 years celebrated at the end of April and Jo is keen to promote our research work. She is a patient at the eye unit and is grateful that her vision is being saved through treatment.
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Professor Andrew Lotery explains why your donations help so much.
Gift of Sight is now on Facebook - a link is given on our home page
PHOTOGRAPHS of events can be viewed on our 'Fundraising Gallery Page'
As part of fundraising for Gift of Sight through the Bitterne Conservative & Unionist Club, who have kindly chosen us as their charity this year, Mrs Wilma Gray has pledged to lose weight and has opened up a Justgiving page. She is doing well but any encouragement will be welcomed, especially as it will increase the amount she raises for our vital research projects.
PLANT SALE, TEA AND CAKES 9 June 2013
At 3.00 pm Entry: £3
Bugle Farm House, Highbridge Road, Brambridge SO50 6HS
A repeat performance of our previous plant sales, with tea, cakes and a raffle. Many thanks to Jackie Davies who has agreed to help organise the day and who has started growing plants to sell. Baking will come later but anyone who has tasted her cakes will be in the queue.
May Martin (Great British Sewing Bee) is coming along and will help with fundraising. May's Mum suffered with Alzheimers so we're looking at collecting some cash for that too!
Plenty of parking available.
ROTARY CLUB OF HYTHE & WATERSIDE
The Beaulieu Charity Walk 2013 - Sunday 23 June with start times of 1pm and 2pm
Another fantastic event organised by the Rotary Club, with a start point just inside the main entrance to The Beaulieu National Motor Museum, using paths not normally open to the public. Please enjoy a lovely walk, taking apprximately two hours, whilst raising funds for Gift of Sight. We benefit by 75% of sponorship (and Gift Aid) and 25% goes to the very worthwhile Rotary Charities). £5 to register for an individual and £10 for families. For full details please visit the Rotary Charity Walk website
JAZZ ON THE FARM Sunday 30 June 2013
6.00pm - 9.00pm at Williams Farm, Minstead, SO43 7FP Entry : £15
After the very successful Jazz event in 2011 (regrettably rained off in 2012) Juliette Spiller has kindly agreed to hold another Jazz evening with music by THE ALAN JAMES BAND. Bubbly on arrival and please bring your own wine, refreshments, picnics, tables and chairs.
Tickets are available from Juliette Spiller on 023 8028 2735 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets will also be held at Minstead Village Shop and the event will make a donation to Minstead Church's 5 4 50 Fund.
SKYDIVE 21 July 2013
Many thanks to the three people have 'gone firm' on their support by jumping out of an aeroplane and who have registered and paid their £50 deposit. Justgiving pages are being set up and if you would like to support any of our team please do go to their pages, listed below. If you would like to jump with the team please contact Ailsa. Office colleagues are once again keen to support us although they admit at present that they are worried about what they have signed up for! It's a piece of cake .....
Emma Wolfe - who works in our office as Donor Relations Manager.
Emma Morgan - who is married to Tom and runs the Alumni events team for the University of Southampton.
Tom Pell-Stevens - who is lucky enough to be married to Ems Morgan
Diane Ponsford - who has always wanted to participate in a skydive. Please to help Diane - and she's just celebrated her 75th birthday too!
Emma and Ralph Hawtin - who are friends of Emma and Tom. A good group of friends who are supporting each other by joining in the Skydive team.
Sunny Potiwal - who works at Southampton Eye Unit on the reception desk
Becky Felton - who works at Southampton Eye Unit on the reception desk and other areas of Southampton General Hospital
Keri Manuel - who works with Sunny and Becky at Southampton Eye Unit
Bryony Seal - who is a friend of Emma and Tom
Jo Anstey - who has just celebrated her 90th birthday. Jo is a patient at Southampton Eye Unit and is grateful for the support and treatment she is receiving. Jo thinks that a Skydive is the quickest and easiest way to help raise funds for our research.
Emma Meek - another friend of Emma Morgan coming all the way from the Isle of Wght
We have a further three 'interested' people who haven't yet signed up but we shall stop at fourteen. Looks like a good team and here's hoping the weather will be fine and clear on the 21 July.
HUGE THANKS to all of you.
GREAT SOUTH RUN 27 October 2013
Jamie has entered the Great South Run to raise funds for Gift of Sight. A nice early 'sign up' and do please visit his JustGiving page. We shall, of course, remind supporters of this event in our next Newsletter.
Other forthcoming events include:
Retrospective Exhibition of Pottery, Romsey. 14 - 19 October 2013
Roddington Forge Music Club, Fair Oak, Eastleigh. 19 October 2013
Christmas Carol Concert at Winchester College Chapel 16 December 2013
Full details of these events will be placed on the website when received.
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 email@example.com or telephone Ailsa Walter on 02380 599073.