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


Please read details of forthcoming events : 


Vivien Verey
17th-26th August 2019 The Studio, Danesmede, Danes Road, Awbridge, Romsey SO51 0GF                  

Once again our great friend Viv is opening her studio as part of the annual Hampshire Open Studios. Viv very generously gives a percentage from the sale of pictures to Gift of Sight. To view some of Viv's work please see her website.

The studio will be open from 10-6pm daily and if you would like to contact Viv please use one of the following methods:


Tuesday 3 September 2019
Gift of Sight Race Day at Salisbury Racecourse

The whole meeting will be raising awareness of Gift of Sight for the support it gives to vision research projects.  This is an evening race meeting with the first race at around 4.15pm and the last race at around 7.15pm.    Prices for tickets are shown on the Salisbury Racecourse website

Professor Andrew Lotery and Mr Jay Self will be among the team hosting a special lunch in the Gift of Sight Hospitality Pavilion with stunning views of the racecourse. This package includes entry to the racecourse, parking, a race card and a 3 course meal with coffee. The cost of a table of 10 is £1400 or a single place is £145. The price includes a suggested charitable donation of £25.  Gates will open for hospitality guests at 2pm and lunch will be at around 2.30pm.  Please telephone us on 023 8059 9073 if you would like to take either a table or individual places.  Grateful thanks to Meacher's Global Logistics  for their tremendous support as our main sponsor for the race day.  Thanks also to Simpson Hilder Associates for their sponsorhsip and continuing support for our work.                                  

           Meachers Global Logistics sponsoring Gift of Sight Race Day                                                Simpson HIlder Associates sponsoring Gift of Sight                               

There will be a raffle on the day where we hope to engage the race going public. To do that we need to obtain as many prizes as possible.  Do you think that you could donate anything to help us succeed please? Alternatively you could donate a gift voucher or indeed a donation to enable us to convert that into prizes.

If you would like to join us on the 3 September or would like to know more please contact Ailsa or Yvonne on 023 8059 9073 or 023 8059 4460 .    Salisbury Racecourse location.                                                                                                            


Wednesday 25 September 2019
Open Sight Exhibition at The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton SO30 3XH

This biennial exhibition will feature talks by Professor Andrew Lotery and Associate Professor Jay Self, who both have vision research groups in the University of Southampton.

More details will be supplied by Open Sight nearer the date.


Rotary Romsey Test Way Walk Sunday 29 September 2019

We would love you to sign up to walk for us on the annual Rotary Romsey Test Way Walk.  Details are given on their website and please let us know if you sign up by emailing us at so that we can send you a GoS polo shirt to wear.  Please remember that JustGiving pages should be set up through Rotary who kindly send us your sponsorship funds, less a percentage which is kept for their own charities and to help with the cost of setting up this fabulous event.  We don't have the manpower to organise an event of this magnitude and it's a great walk through some beautiful Hampshire countryside.


Our annual Gift of Sight Carol Concert in Romsey Abbey will be held on
Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Booking commences at 10.00am on the 1 October 2019.

Ticket Prices :  £40 reserved front of nave,  £35 reserved nave and £30 unreserved but with excellent acoustics and video screens. 

Please apply on or after that date as follows:

online : (a fee is applied when booking)

by cheque : made payable to 'Tourism South East'.  Please provide an address and contact elephone number in case of need and post to : Romsey Visitor Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey SO51 8BT.

by card : Please telephone Romsey Visitor Information Centre on 01794 512987



2020 - Te Araroa Trek by Mike Larcombe

Mike Larcombe will be 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.

Mike will be walking the full length of New Zealand, to raise awareness of the condition and to help fund research to work towards a cure for this debilitating disease. Please see feature about him in the Daily Echo.

He is currently aiming to commence his adventure in December 2019, 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). Mike will keep us updated along the way through his fabulous website.


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.