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Legacies and Memory donations

Legacies and memory gifts are invaluable in helping us plan our future projects.

Over two million people in the UK are living with sight loss.

Legacies help us plan our future research with more certainty. We aim to reduce the impact of eye conditions which currently rob people of their sight.

Donations given in loving memory of relations and friends, in lieu of flowers at the time of their funeral, helps to ensure that our research continues This is a very personal gift and we are very grateful for this generous support.

With your help we can change the lives of future generations who are at risk of blindness. 


Thank you to all our departed donors and supporters, their friends and relations for such invaluable and kind support which is helping us move our research forward.


Mrs M H Nicholas


Children’s eye research in Southampton has been given a huge boost from a generous legacy.  Mrs M H Nicholas left her estate to be used to ‘cure blindness’ in children.

Because of her forethought we have been able to employ staff and purchase equipment to help current paediatric patients and to increase the speed with which research can be initiated.

Her kindness will be remembered by us all.


Mrs Winifred M Raymond

Our adult research projects have received a huge boost from an exceptional legacy left to Gift of Sight by Mrs Raymond.  This was an unrestricted gift which means we will be able us to use her legacy to support our vision science team and to help move our project forward at a greater speed.
We will remember Mrs Raymond's generosity into the future.




Legacy bequests from generous supporters

Mr John C Austin
Mr Arthur Ayshford
Mr Malcolm E C Berrow
Miss Diana Beveridge 
Mrs O J (Joan) Caldwell
Mrs Olive Gore
Mr R C Hawkins
Miss Margaret Jones
Mrs M H Nicholas
Mrs W N Raymond
Mrs Mollie P Whatley
Mrs Eileen M Willcocks (known to friends as 'Girlie')
Mr Fred and Mrs Mary Wilson
Mrs Marjorie Zealander


Donations received in memory of departed friends and family



Mr Rodney Bickley 
Mrs Inger Ruffell



Mrs Marjorie A Dymott
Mrs Rose A M Gardner
Mr Ernest Goddard
Mr Jason Robert Mair Smith
Mrs Phyllis Melhuish
Mrs Elizabeth (Betty) Packham
Mrs Frances (Kate) Reed 
Mr Anthony (Tony) Rowthorn
Mrs Mariantonia Scappaticci
Mrs Gwendolyn Stephens
Mr Paul Thorne
Miss Kathleen White



Mrs Hazel Butler
Mrs Doreen S Cook
Mrs Queenie Cotton
Mrs Dorothy E Davies
Mr Ewart Hannaford
Mr John Mills
Mr Ralph Neale
Mr J and Mrs M Rachel
Margaret Stone
Mrs Andrea Wills



Mr Richard Adams
Mrs Marie-Luise Emilie Baker
Mr David Colin Barnes
Mrs Maisie Brickell
Mrs Jean Burgess
Mrs E D (Dorothy) Clarke
Mr Ralph Cook
Mrs Susan Corcoran
Mrs Gladys May Dagg
Mrs Betty Freeston
Mrs E D K (Kathleen) Gale
Mrs Ellen E Jones
Mr James Cull McGrand
Cdr William (Bill) Organ
Mrs Edna Waters
Mrs Mary Whitson




Mr John Colin Austin
Mr Stanley W R Beavill
Mrs Patricia M M Freemantle
Mrs Rose Grant
Mr Patrick Hannifan
Mrs Annie Hawkins and Mr Ronald Hawkins (2017)
Mr W F (Bill) Munt
Mrs Nora Rosendale
Mrs Juliette Spiller
Mrs Doris Swanton



Mr Roger G James
Mr Kenneth E Lamper
Mr John (Jack) McCarthy
Mr Bill Moger
Mrs Audrey Newman
Mr Eric Pardy
Mrs Margaret M Rowe
Mr Geoffrey Salkeld
Mrs B E M Wells


Mr Joseph A Atkinson
Mrs Betty Chopping
Professor Andrew Elkington
Mr Philip H G Errington
Mrs Sylvia Haywood
Mrs Jean E Jackson
Mrs Ivy Newman
Mrs Hilda Lily Painter
Mr Eric C Pardy
Mrs Olive May Probert
Mrs Dorothy Sayed-Ahmed
Mr John D Symes
Mrs Marjorie Wise


Mr Malcolm Berrow
Mr Brian Beasley
Mrs June Crothers
Mr M H L Evans
Mrs Margaret George
Mrs Mary Hird
Mr Kenneth George Ilett
Mr Frank and Mrs Nancy Ketton
Mr Charles Le Moignan
Mrs Caroline Lotery
Mrs Hilda E Misselbrook
Mrs Ethel Ann Yeates


Mr Derek C Baldock
Mrs Margery Bizet
Mrs Joan Borkett
Mrs Ida R Chandler
Mrs Evelyn Joyce Ebdon
Mr Harry Hearley
Mrs Evelyn Irwin and Mr Isaac 'Jock' Irwin
Mr John H Lemmon
Mr Neville P Macey
Mrs Christine Marshall
Mrs Nina Newton
Mrs M Pilich
Mr Marshall Rodrigues
Mr Norman Rowe
Mrs Dorothy Woodhouse


Mrs Mary Beasley
Mr Malcolm Berrow
Mrs Florence Betteridge (known as Betty)
Mr D Boddy
Mrs Doris Fletcher
Mrs W E Hinton
Mrs D Jarvis
Mr David T Jones
Mr Raymond Marsh
Mr Alfred 'Kim' Mason
Mrs Doris 'Kit' Mason
Mrs Hermione Pickup
Mr Anthony Rixon
Miss Mildred Slaughter
Mr Thomas Frederick Stephens
Mr Simon Wrixon 2010


Mr C L Croucher
Mr Robert Draper
Mrs Gladys Fletcher
Mrs Irene Flooks
Mrs Norah Green
Mr Alan Jepson
Mrs Susan Knight
Mrs Mary S Lee
Mrs M P V Lines
Mr Arthur Page
Mr G Pontin
Mrs M G Tolley
Miss Eileen Topley
Mrs Mary Turner