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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, Highfield
Southampton 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

We are, of course, grateful for your donation and your gift will be gratefully received.


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.


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.



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 legacy in your Will.

In this way you can help us to ensure long term support for our vital work in saving sight and protecting vision for the younger generations.

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

We are delighted that Braside Bowling Club has chosed Gift of Sight as their Charity of the Year 2016/17.  Many thanks to President Pat Shepherd for her considerable support for our work.



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.

Sainsbury's in Redcar Street, Shirley collect tops which are collected by GHS Recycling Ltd. when ten bin liners of tops are available.  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.

Mandy Collinson has been a huge help at the store by contacting the company when sufficient bags are available for collection.  Many thanks to Mandy and Sainsburys, Redcar Street, Southampton for this tremendous support. 

GHS Recycling are also happy to discuss collections from other areas in Hampshire as long as a minimum of 10 bin liners are filled with clean tops.

Grateful thanks to the team at Esso, Fawley for their tremendous help in this respect. 

Thank you for your help.



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