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Ways you can help

We are incredibly grateful to every donor who has contributed to Gift of Sight. We very much appreciate our loyal supporters without whom we would find it difficult to continue our vital research. 

Generous philanthropic donations have enabled us to purchase state-of-the-art imaging equipment which helps both diagnose patients and inform research projects.  We are currently funding or, in some cases partially funding, salaries for PhD students and research technicians as well as providing consumables for scientific use.  Without our strong team our vision science studies would be unable to progress. 


By Cheque :

Please make your cheque payable to 'Gift of Sight' (please do mention in your letter if you wish it to go to a particular fund) and post to

Gift of Sight, Development Office, Building 37, HighfieldSouthampton SO17 1BJ

We are happy to forward our Bank details if you would like to pay through BACS

Three separate funds are available so that you may choose which speciality you wish to support

  • General fund - our main fund
  • Corneal fund - specifically for front of eye research
  • Paediatric fund - specifically for children's eye research

Please be assured that all gifts mean a great deal to us.


By Telephone:

If you would like to pay by card over the telephone please call 023 8059 7239

One of our team will be delighted to speak to you.  Donations can be made to our general fund or to support paediatric or corneal research.


Through Charity Choice

We are listed with Charity Choice and donations may be made through them using this link.


Regular payments

Making a regular gift via direct debit is a wonderful way to support charity appeals and enables us to look to the future in the knowledge that your kind gift is arriving in our account on a pre-determined date, helping to support our research projects. 

Please contact Ailsa or Sam on 023 8059 9073 if you would like a new direct debit form sent to you or e-mail

Payroll giving is also a great way to support Gift of Sight as it's a simple, tax efficient scheme which allows employees to give money to UK registered charities by having a deduction taken from their gross pay.  It would cost an employee who pays tax at the basic rate of 20% the sum of £8 to benefit us by £10.

If you would like to set up this type of donation please talk to your employer or payroll office and then just let us know that you will be helping us in this way.



Participating in an organised event


If you sign up to take part in an event (or organise your own) please do ask us for sponsorship forms or, even better, sign up and open a JustGiving page.

We will gladly support you and issue a branded polo or tee-shirt to make sure people know who you're helping.  If you do need help please do ask!



A Gift in Your Will

This is the most personal type of gift and, after ensuring that your family are cared for after your death, it would be wonderful if you could consider leaving Gift of Sight a bequest in your Will.  We can provide your Solicitor with the necessary details to ensure they have the correct information to include in your Will

Your legacy can help us to ensure long term support for our vital work in saving sight and protecting vision for future sufferers of eye conditions.

A recent legacy gift has enabled us to purchase state-of-the-art imaging equipment which will ensure speedy diagnosis of eye disease.  This is a huge benefit to patients.



Charity of the Year

If you are a member of a Club which has fundraising capacity please nominate Gift of Sight as your charity of the year.



Please nominate Gift of Sight to your local Asda, Sainsburys or Waitrose store.

Inclusion in community schemes raises awareness of our work as well as giving a huge boost to our funds.



Milk top bottle recycling

Many thanks to all the people who save milk bottle tops on our behalf.

We receive £30 for every 500kgs of tops donated from GHS Recycling Ltd. who are always incredibly helpful.  The contents of an average bin liner weighs between 3-6kg

We regret that the team at Sainsburys, Redcar Street, Southampton are unable to collect the tops on our behalf. Because of contamination from other types of tops and numerous bags which cannot be recycled, with no-one to sift through the many donated bags, we have sadly had to stop the collection.  HUGE thanks to Sainsburys team for their tremendous support in the past.. 

GHS Recycling are happy to discuss collections from other areas in Hampshire as long as a minimum of 15 bin liners are filled with clean tops for each pick up.

Grateful thanks to the team at Esso, Fawley who have also collected tops for many years. 



Remember Someone Special

We are very grateful to all families and friends who decide to donate to help our research in lieu of flowers at the funeral when they are bereaved. Your kindness is very much appreciated and we are delighted to share the names of donors on our Memory page.

For further information please call 023 8059 9073 or email