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


Please read details of forthcoming events :                                                                                    

2020 - Te Araroa Trek by Mike Larcombe

Mike Larcombe will is now walking Te Araroa to raise funds for Gift of Sight paediatric research being undertaken in our laboratories and also for the support group Nystagmus Network.

Please see feature about him in the Daily Echo. 

Mike commenced his epic adventure on Monday 16th December 2019 and is now hiking his way across both New Zealand's islands, South and North, with the occasional kayak where required (and to mix things up a bit). He has been training hard and hopes to complete the 3,000 km (1,865 mile) distance from Bluff to Cape Rainga in 5 months. Mike tells us that the scenery is amazing but some days the walking is harder than others. We're keeping in touch and giving him good wishes regularly to keep his spirits up!


'Tea on the Test 2020' 6 June 2020 2pm - 5.00pm

Many thanks to Mr and Mrs Christopher Saunders-Davies for kindly letting us use their beautiful garden on the 6 June for our second 'Tea on the Test'

Official opening at 2.30pm by Lady Mary Fagan LG, DCVO. With five stalls, a string quartet and home baked cakes, some of our amazing scientists and doctors will be with us.

Full booking details will be available shortly.


Salisbury Race Day at Salisbury Racecourse 9 June 2020 : 2.00pm onwards

Our previous Race Day was hugely successful and we are delighted to advise that we will hold another on the above date. Grateful thanks to Sapphire Eye Care and Meacher's Global Logisitics Ltd. for coming in as sponsors and for their ongoing support for our research.

We are seeking three further sponsors at £3000, which includes: 

  • Naming rights to the race which will appear in local and national newspaper
  • Full page advert in the race card
  • The opportunity to display up to 3 banners around the course and an advert on the giant TV screen
  • Choosing the best turned out horse before their race Presenting the winners trophy to the winning connections on the presentation podium
  • Entry to the racecourse for 10 people
  • Table for ten in the Gift of Sight hospitality pavilion with a three course meal and coffee

Tables can be purchased at £1400 to include:

  • Entry to the racecourse for ten people including racecards
  • Table for ten in the Gift of Sight hospitality pavilion with a three course meal and coffee

Individual places will be available at a cost of £145 a head.

For enquiries please call : 023 8059 9073 |  To book tickets please call 023 8059 7239 | or email:


Rawlings Opticians

Many thanks to all staff at Hampshire Branches of Rawlings Opticians. The company is celebrating 125 years in business - a huge milestone and congratulations from all at Gift of Sight.


Christmas Carol Concert in Romsey Abbey : Tuesdat 15 December 2020 at 7.00pm

Lots of work to do in the interim but please add the date to your diaries!


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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.