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It is always a pleasure to help people who organise events to fundraise to support our critical research projects.

Working together we can all achieve so much more.

Photographs of some of our events can be seen on our 'Gallery' page.


Please read details of forthcoming events :


21 May Gift of Sight Skydive  

  Gift of Sight Skydive team 2017


Our thanks go to Jack Aalen, Owen Wright, Laura Aalen, Robert Mitchell and Rosie Bromfield-Young who are jumping out of a plane to raise funds to help our research studies.  They have raised over £3,600 which will be a fabulous help with research projects, funding students, purchasing vital laboratory and imaging equipment and consumables.

A delayed start due to high winds meant the jump happened at 2pm with Laura and Robert jumping from 10,000ft and Rosie and Owen from 15,000ft. JustGiving pages have been opened and, rather than list them all, please visit our Gift of Sight JustGiving page to support one of the team.  Do read their stories - it's always lovely to find out what encourages these generous people to help raise funds on our behalf.  It's not too late to donate!!


1 June 2017 Inner Wheel Club of Southampton at 2.15pm

An afternoon of music and laughter with Mark Ponsford at Chilworth Village Hall, Southampton SO16 7LD

Pimms and Strawberries £10 per ticket with proceeds to Gift of Sight and Inner Wheel Charities.  For tickets please telephone 023 8023 5095.


17 June Southampton Gung-ho event

Helena Lee (NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology) who is one of the clinicians at Southampton Eye Unit is entering this event  with some of her friends.  Please support Helena's fundraising for Gift of Sight through her JustGiving page


 2 July 2017 - Hythe & Waterside Rotary and the Countryside Education Trust Charity Walk

Please sign up and walk for us on forest paths through the private woods of the Beaulieu Estate.  This family-friendly Charity Walk is being jointly organised by the Rotary Club of Hythe & Waterside and the Countryside Education Trust.  Please click here for full details and registration forms.  Let us know if you register to walk for us - we will be very happy to provide you with a Gift of Sight polo shirt to walk in!


 9 July 2017 British Pedal Car Grand Prix

A team from the vision science laboratories will be entered in the Ringwood Pedal Car Grand Prix (to be held in New Milton in 2017)


4 October 2017 Open Sight 'Eye Contact' Hampshire Exhibition

Opening Times : 10.00am - 5.00pm at The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, Southampton SO30 3XH

Professor Andrew Lotery has agreed to give a talk in order to update guests on current vision research projects and clinical trials being undertaken in Southampton.

For full details please see the Open Sight webpage


8 October 2017 - Annual Rotary Romsey Test Way Walk

Please do sign up to the Test Way Walk  and walk for us - we can provide a polo shirt so that we can advertise who we are and show that you're supporting us.  We haven't put a 'team' in for ages but may look at doing so in 2017, especially as one 'brave' person has mentioned that he 'could walk a marathon'.  I have his name!


Friday 15 December 2017 - Carol Concert in Romsey Abbey


Thank You for viewing our Events page : to see photographs of previous fundraising events please see our



Would you like us to speak to your club/society about vision research undertaken in Southampton?  Please book us in : Tel:023 8059 9073


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