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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 :


10 September 2017 New Forest Marathon

We have one person signed up to run this event so far.  Good luck to Mark McFloyd who is undertaking this challenge in memory of his Nan, Mrs Nora Rosendale.  Mark's Justgiving page can be found by following this link.

You may like to sign up as well and to find details of the New Forest Marathon please follow this link.

There are 7 races all taking place in one setting.


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 will be giving 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 Gift of Sight, raising funds for children's eye research. We will provide a polo shirt or t-shire to everyone who raises funds for our cause which will both advertise who we are and show that you're supporting us!   Specsavers in Romsey have sponsored Rotary Romsey Test for the event and have chosen Gift of Sight as their Charity.  Please join us by registering at

At the bottom of the registration form you will see a box asking if you are 'part of a team'  Please quote #364 which will add you to Ailsa's team and then let us know that you have joined so that we can keep in touch.

Our team JustGiving page is  Please do add your own individual page (making sure you've opened a Rotary JustGiving page - not a Gift of Sight one) so that we can all see how much we are raising to help fund our vital children's eye research.  All manual lsponsorship must be delivered to Rotary as well and they send us a cheque after the event! Thank you.


Wednesday 11 October 10.00am - 12 noon

Greta Paxton, a regular supporter of Gift of Sight, is holding a coffee morning at 'Serenity', 20 Northlands Gardens, Southampton, SO15 2NL.  Entry costs £3 per person and Greta has organised a raffle and a 'bring and buy' table. Plenty of parking is available in Hill Lane.  If you have any enquiries please telephone Ailsa at this office 023 8059 9073.  Thank you.


28 October Quiz Evening in Shawford Parish Hall
Pearson Lane, Shawford, Winchester SO21 2AA

Time : 7pm   Cost : £15 per ticket to include a ploughman's supper.

(Tables of 6 can be booked if you would like to bring a group of friends)

Tickets available from : Mrs V Lush on 01962 841165 or mobile 07860 779955


Friday 15 December 2017 - Carol Concert in Romsey Abbey 6.30pm

Tickets £35 reserved front of nave, £30 reserved nave, £25 unreserved but with excellent acoustics and CCTV. 

This year our Concert will be introduced by Bruce Parker and Alexander L'Estrange will give a talk and conduct some of his music

Booking commences Monday 2 October 2017.  Please apply for tickets through Music in Romsey (booking fee applies) or to Romsey Tourist Office - telephone 01794 512987 (postage will be charged).

This is our annual 'flagship' event and tickets sell quickly - please book as early as you can to avoid disappointment.


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.