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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.


26 April  Gift of Sight Lecture 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Professor Andrew Lotery and his colleagues will give an update on the latest progress in academic and clinical research being undertaken in Southampton.

Venue : DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton, Bracken Place, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 3NG

Our Speakers are : Professor Andrew Lotery MD, FRCOphth, Mr David Anderson FRCOphth CCST and  Mr Jay Self BM, FRCOphth, PhD

The evening will be hosted by Mr Andrew Luff MA FRCS FRCOphth, who will be known to many supporters and is a well respected Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon.

Hot and cold drinks will be available from 5.45pm, prior to the Lecture, if required.
There will be no charge to attend the Lecture but voluntary donations on the night would be appreciated.

Booking : To book online please use this link to our Eventbrite form.
                  By telephone : Please phone Sam Hopwood (023 8059 4460) or Ailsa Walter (023 8059 9073)
                  Email :   
If you are unable to attend but would like to send a donation please post your cheque to the address on our Contact page.


Please read details of forthcoming fundraising events : 


 1 April Skydive

Jenny Mansbridge and her nephew Ed Phippard will be skydiving at Old Sarum to celebrate their 70th and 21st birthdays respectively.
Please read their amusing story on their their JustGiving page and help them raise funds for our research.  Thank you!


3 April Easter Tombola and Cake Sale

Jackie Davies will be holding an Easter tombola and cake sale in the Outpatients Department of Southampton Eye Unit to raise funds for paediatric research. The sale will commence first thing in the morning and will carry on until 'sold out'.  Thanks for this further help Jackie.
Jay and his team are running projects investigating eye diseases which affect babies and young children and they need all the help they can get to buy consumables and equipment to support their research. 


20 April Talk to Shirley (Southampton) Macular Society


23 April Southampton ABP Half Marathon

Professor Andrew Lotery, his wife Helen and son Chris are running the Half Marathon and have a JustGiving page set up if you would like to sponsor their team run.

Savannah Lynn, one of our PhD students, will be running with her fiance Alec and they are hoping to raise funds to help the projects running in our vision science laboratories too.  Lots of Gift of Sight 'eyes' on the route this year!


21 May Gift of Sight Skydive

Five confirmations already and one space remaining. 

Our thanks go to Jack Aalen, Owen Wright, Laura Aalen, Robert Mitchell and Rosie Bromfield-Young who have signed up to support our research studies.
We'll be there supporting them and if you'd like to join us please do come to GoSkydive at Old Sarum by 10.00am which is the time of their jump.  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.


15 May Talk to Lymington U3A


 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)


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 it's obvious that you're helping us out.  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.