News and Events
We very much regret to announce that Professor Andrew Elkington, 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.
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Professor Andrew Lotery explains why your donations help so much.
PHOTOGRAPHS of events can be viewed on our 'Fundraising Gallery Page'
Patients who attend Southampton Eye Unit are drawn from the whole of Hampshire and community support is very much appreciated.
21 October SOLENT SIGHT DAY 11.00AM - 4.00PM
The Guildhall, Southampton SO14 7LP
Organised by Southampton Sight their bi-enniel event will include talks by David Blunkett and the CEO of the RNIB.
To book please contact Southampton Sight on 02380769882
26 October 2014 BUPA GREAT SOUTH RUN
We have a great team running this year and JustGiving pages are linked from the names of our runners. Professor Andrew Lotery and his wife Helen are participating for the fourth year in a row. Dave Olsen, a glaucoma patient, has run every single Great South Run and will raise funds for Gift of Sight on this his twenty fifth run and his son Elliott will run for the fifth time with his Dad. Steve Green is running with another family member as his wife Janet has received a corneal transplant and wishes to promote research into blinding eye diseases.
PLEASE PLEASE do support them. It will mean a great deal to them and to us.
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 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 charities.
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
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
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.