News and Events
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Patients who attend Southampton Eye Unit are drawn from the whole of Hampshire and community support is very much appreciated.
Gift of Sight GUERNSEY LECTURE
Wednesday 1 OCTOBER 2014 : 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Harry Bound Room, Les Cotils, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UU
Professor Andrew Lotery will give an insight into the latest progress towards beating blindness. He will review how previous research carried out in Guernsey has led to some astonishing insights into age related macular degeneration.
He will be joined by Mr Jay Self, Associate Professor in Paediatric Ophthalmology, who will discuss progress in the recently established children's eye research programme in Southampton.
There will be no charge to attend the Lecture but provision will be made for voluntary donations to be made on the night or via our website. Hot and cold drinks will be available from 5.30pm if required.
To book your place at this event, or if you would like further details, please contact Ailsa Walter: Tel 023 8059 9073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4 October 2014 CELIDH Crosfield Hall, Romsey SO51 8GL
7.30 - 11.00pm Mayor of Romsey Event
Raising funds for Gift of Sight and Romsey Opportunity Group. Tickets £12 to include a ploughman's supper and dancing to the 'live' band Murphy's Law. A bar will be in place to purchase liquid refreshments.
To book please contact Romsey Tourist Information Centre : 01794512987 or telephone Romsey Town Hall on 01794 512837 (betwen 9.00am - 3.00pm).
RP FIGHTING BLINDNESS PATIENT INFORMATION DAY
Wednesday 8 October 2014
The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton SO15 1AG 12 noon - 6.00pm
The event is organised by RP Fighting Blindness, hosted by Professor Andrew Lotery. Limited spaces so an early booking is advised.
Tel: 01280 815900 or email email@example.com
NEW FOREST BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP CHARITY DINNER DANCE
1 OCTOBER 2014 7.00PM - MIDNIGHT
Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZB
Organised by the New Forest Business Partnership to raise funds for Gift of Sight and Hampshire Air Ambulance. The ticket price includes a welcome drink, three course meal, music and casino (chips included in the price and additional chips are available to purchase on the evening, Raffle. Dress code : Black tie.
To book please telephone NFBP 02380285731 or book through the website on the link above.
The event is kindly sponsored by Simpson HIlder Associates
12 October Recital by Second Wind Saxaphone Quartet 3.00pm - 5pm
The Resident's Garden, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1QU
Tickets £5 at the door. If booking in advance please send a cheque made payable to 'Gift of Sight' to Rosemary Duke, 18 Abbotts Way, Highfield, SO17 1NS.
The programme includes a short talk by Professor Andrew Lotery, the Second Wind Saxaphone Quartet Recital (a selection of Classical, Jazz and Latin American music) followed by tea and cakes.
12 October 2014 ROTARY ROMSEY TEST WAY WALK
This annual walk is really well organised, giving a variety of distances to walk. Having broken a bone in her foot which has hopefully mended Jackie Davies is training to walk the 11 mile route with her friend Pat to prove that all is well and to raise money for Gift of Sight. Please register through the Rotary website and do let us know that you are participating so that we can issue you with a Gift of Sight polo shirt to advertise our cause.
Please support our intrepid walkers through their JustGiving page
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.