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Our heartfelt thanks to all friends and supporters who organise fundraising events on our behalf. Please scroll down to see all our events and do let us know if we can help with your planning - we're always happy to get involved!

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


Our upcoming events..

A Mile for a Smile! and Ice Bucket Challenge event!

Many thanks to the parents and staff at Nightingale Primary School, Eastleigh for raising funds to help our research. I'll look forward to being with them on Friday 5th July to watch parents running a mile with their children and to see some of the long suffering teaching team get soaked by a bucket of ice! If you'd like to help swell their fundraising please donate here.



Southampton Archery Club named Gift of Sight - Chosen Charity for 2024 

Join us for their Charity Fun Day on Saturday 20th July 2024 

Picture of an archery target with arrows. We are delighted to have been named as the 'Chosen Charity' for Southampton Archery Club for 2024. The members will be generously raising funds at various events all year round, including the main Charity event on 20 July 2024.

When: Saturday 20th July 2024, 10am-4pm
Where: Hardmoor Sports Ground, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, SO50 9HT

All abilities and ages welcome. Please come along to try your hand at archery, enjoy fun games and activities as well as BBQ and refreshments. For more details about Southampton Archery Club, please visit their website here. 



Walk for Wiggly Eyes is back again with Wiggly Eyes 4! 

Walk for Wiggly Eyes fundraising video In May 2024 Mike Larcombe will be walking Croatia's national scenic long distance hiking trail, raising funds for Gift of Sight and Nystagmus Network. Covering a distance of over 2,200km (1,400 miles) in under 90 days Mike will be walking Croatia’s picturesque mountain trails, forest paths, coastal walks, and everything in between.  Mike tells us that he ‘always feels really honoured to do these fundraisers for our two charities  He’s very upbeat about it at the moment. Let’s hope the positivity lasts for the whole of the walk! Please encourage Mike on yet another massive challenge by donating to his JustGiving page.



Albinism in children Albinism Research - please support fundraising for this

A clinical trial was originally planned to start this year as part of the OLIVIA study, led by Dr Helena Lee. However, the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have requested data requiring a significant amount of additional work, before giving authorisation for the trial to proceed. Unfortunately, there are no funds available to carry out this work, which means that it is now necessary to apply for new funding to get the trial underway.

Some very kind parents have offered to fundraise to help Helena's team obtain the data that will be necessary to recommence the trial . We're hugely grateful for their generosity and will be delighted if you will generously support them. Here are the links to their Justgiving pages, which share their personal stories: Thank you.

Abby Arrowsmith is fundraising for Dr Helena's research with Gift of Sight (

Joe Marsden is running 7 marathons in 7 days across 7 cities for Gift of Sight albinism research(



Three Peaks Challenge - t-shirt and walking boots Vision Science Team are reaching new heights! Three Peaks Challenge, 7 September 2024

A team of 12 explorers from University of Southampton Vision Science team and friends are taking on the 'Three Peaks Challenge' in aid of Gift of Sight.

Ellie, Catherine, Mark, Charlie, Anna, Angus, Isaac, Raquel, Sam, Jennie, Josh and Hayden will be climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in just 24 hours. 

Please support the team at their Justgiving page: Vision Science Team is fundraising for Gift of Sight ( and make the endurance challenge worthwhile! 


THANK YOU :To everyone who has helped us out by fundraising in so many ways. Please see our Fundraising Gallery for past events.

If you would like to become involved or simply want to find out more about the work of our vision research projects, please make contact

Alternatively we'd love to chat to you! Please telephone Ailsa on 02380 599073 or Jennie on 02380 5995924.