Congratulations to Professor Andrew Lotery and daughter Lizzy on completing the Southampton ABP Half Marathon on the 24 April 2022. Finished in a time of 122 minutes, Lizzy made sure she popped across the line in front of her Dad. Thanks to you both for raising £651 to support our vision science research.
Grateful thanks to Josephine for signing up to and completing her half marathon at The Great Birmingham Run on the 1 May 2022, raising £105 for Gift of Sight. As a medical student Josephine understands the importance of research and we wish her luck in her future career.
Wonderful walkers Jane Hannifan, Gus Hickish and Jenny Bewley stepped out along the beautiful Test Way, from St Marybourne to Romsey, as part of the annual Rotary Club of Romsey Test charity fundraiser. Gift of Sight are delighted to be the recipient of nearly £2,000. Congratulations on your extraordinary 25.5 mile achievement and immense thanks to Jane and all her friends and supporters.
Intrepid Mike Larcombe has completed his 17 day adventure to raise funds for nystagmus research at the University of Southampton. Congratulations on cycling 1,212kms/750 miles around Tasmania. Despite long days, rough terrain and a broken pedal, Mike carried on and has raised nearly £1,000 whilst also raising awareness of the condition. A truly tremendous feat. THANK YOU.
Our warmest congratulations and thanks to Mrs Bette Whittle who completed her challenge of walking 90 miles before her 90th birthday in November. She raised the amazing sum of £1,550 to support our research into age-related macular degeneration. Thanks to all her family, friends and supporters for their donations. Also a huge shout-out for Jennifer in Barrowby Post Office and to the local butcher shop for their amazing support for Betty.
Huge thanks to James and Michelle at Butterflies Healthcare for their ongoing tremendous support for our vital research and hardworking scientists. A generous donation of £1000 will be put to good use by the team. Thanks also for the food hamper they sent which has been distributed to team members who are working in the labs by our Christmas Elf, Ellie Keeling.
We are thrilled to announce that Richard Curtis, his team of staff, friends and customers at The Portsmouth Arms, Basingstoke have raised a fabulous £8,839.70 in the last year. This is a tremendous help to the work of our paediatric research team. THANKYOU for your continued support..
Thanks to Richard Curtis, General Manager of The Portsmouth Arms at Hatch Warren for taking on Gift of Sight as charity of the year, commencing 1 October 2020, supporting children's eye research. This £1000 has been donated by Richard who has been running fundraising activities throughout lockdown and was a winner of The Great British Pub Awards. Pictured is Taylor Clark, who has x-linked retinoschisis, his Mum Lucy and Ailsa from GoS. Looking forward to working with you all for the next year. And THANK YOU again.