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Legacies and Memory donations

Support from legacies and memory gifts are invaluable in helping us continue our vital research.

Over two million people in the UK live with sight loss.

A gift in your will has the power to fund groundbreaking research to discover new treatments and save sight. Thank you.

Memory gifts

Donations given in lieu of flowers helps ensure the continuation of our vital research.
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. 


We remember our Legacy donors

Mrs Sheila Ashworth                    Mr John C Austin                         Mr Arthur Ayshford               
Mr Malcolm E C Berrow               Miss Diana Beveridge                  Mrs O J (Joan) Caldwell
Mrs Mahala (Micky) Curtis          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 Wilcocks                Mr Fred and Mrs Mary Wilson
Mrs Marjorie Zealander


Mrs Olive (Joan) Caldwell

Joan was a huge supporter of Gift of Sight and frequently made the trip from Guernsey to attended our events. Her exceptionally generous legacy has funded a significant growth in our research team, particularly supporting projects into age-related macular degeneration. A good friend to our fundraising and research teams her sense of fun and her kindness will remain with us all.

Mrs M H Nicholas

Children's eye research in Southampton was given a huge boost from a generous legacy from Mrs Nicholas. She left her estate to be used to cure blindness in children. Her forethought means we have been able to move our paediatric research forward. Her kindness will be remembered by us all

Mrs Winifred M Raymond

Our adult research projects received a huge boost from a legacy left to Gift of Sight by Mrs Raymond. This was an unrestricted gift, helping us to fund scientists working on vital research projects.

Fred and Mary Wilson

Fred and Mary were good friends to Gift of Sight. We enjoyed visits to their home and were very sad to learn of Mary's death, followed within a short time by the loss of Fred. We miss the contact with them but their generous bequest has enabled us to continue funding scientists to continue studies into age-related macular degeneration. 

Donations have been gratefully received in Memory of :


Mr Rodney Bickley               Mr Ken Chopping              Mr Charles Cruse
Mrs Mahala (Micky) Curtis  Mrs Betty Davis                Mrs Maria Kyprian            
Mr Richard Lawes                Mrs Rene Matravers          Mr Philip Round
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 Susan Symes  
Mrs Gwendolyn Stephens        Mrs Mariantonia Scappaticci
Mr Paul Thorne                         Miss Kathleen White



Mrs Hazel Butler                    Mrs Doreen S Cook                     Mrs Queenie Cotton
Mrs Dorothy E Davies            Mr Ewart Hanniford                     Mr John Mills
Mr Ralph Neale                      Mr J & 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                             Mr Ralph Cook  
Mrs E D (Dorothy) Clarke    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 (Olive) Joan Caldwell
Mrs Patricia 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 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 (
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



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