News and Events
NEWSLETTERS : Please read our most recent newsletter
SKYDIVE 2014 has been booked for the 18 May 2014.
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'
PLEASE look at our 'How you can help page' to get ideas of how we raise some of our funds to support our critical research into eye disease
HUGE THANKS to Waitrose, Portswood for selecting Gift of Sight as one of their 'Community Matters' charities for September and for the fabulous £640 received.
We must now send our thanks to Waitrose, Romsey who have selected Gift of Sight as one of their 'Community Matters' charities for December.
Patients who attend Southampton Eye Unit are drawn from the whole of Hampshire and community support is very much appreciated. As well as raising funds these initiatives raise awareness of our work to a wider 'audience'.
LYMINGTON LIGHTS will be switched on 29 November 2013
5pm until 9pm
Enigma Furnishings in Angel Courtyard have arranged fundraising activities in the Courtyard including a barbecue, carols from the school choir, roasted chestnuts, mince pies, mulled wine. Santa will be in attendance and face painting will be available.
A great evening with excited children, carols and a tremendous atmosphere and a good amount raised. Many thanks to Simon and Melanie for organising the event.
WINCHESTER GUILDHALL CHARITY CARD MARKET
29 October - 14 December 2014
Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm
We shall be selling Christmas Cards to raise funds for Gift of Sight at the Card Market. Please support us by visiting and buying your cards. We regret this is the only outlet for our cards as we do not have the capacity to take orders through our office.
WINCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET Sunday 1 December 2013
10.00am - 6pm
We have been allocated the Charity Stall (NO.55) at the Christmas Market and Jackie Davies has kindly offered to be in charge of organisation this year. Jackie has been busy making handmade Christmas decorations and gifts raising funds for our research. Such a great deal of hard work has gone into making the items for sale and they really are quite beautiful and individual.
A dry day, although chilly, and Jackie and Lisa were well dressed to combat the cold. Many thanks for your support and for the money raised to help our critical research.
CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT 16 December 2013 SOLD OUT
Winchester College Chapel 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Readings for this year's Concert will be given by Candida Lycett Green and Scott Cooper and the musical programme will be based on Britten’s Ceremony of Carols.
Tickets will cost £35 and a post Concert dinner will be held at the Wessex Mercure at a cost of £30 per head for a two course meal with wine. Numbers are limited for the meal.
Enquiries please to Ailsa at the Gift of Sight office 023 8059 9073.
SKYDIVE 2014 18 May 2014
We have 'gone firm' with GoSkydive on the above date for our next Skydive and if you would like to jump for Gift of Sight please provisionally 'sign up' with Ailsa at email@example.com. The jump will cost £225 (£50 deposit required on booking) with £200 sponsorship to be raised. We already have 20 people who have expressed interest, including our youngest 'jumper' aged 16. It looks as though it may be our largest group yet.
Rotary New Forest Horse, Cycle and Walk event date to be added shortly.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Ailsa Walter on 02380 599073.