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Ways you can help

We very much appreciate our loyal supporters without whom we would find it difficult to continue our vital work.  

Your generous contributions to Gift of Sight, including regular direct debit payments, legacies and philanthropic gifts, have helped us support our scientists in many ways. This includes purchasing vital laboratory equipment and consumables to keep the team equipped so that they can concentrate on obtaining the best results from their studies. All work is focussed on future benefits for patients who suffer from blinding eye diseases. 

 

Donations may be made in the following ways :

  • On line using the Donate button on our website, selecting the fund you wish to support.
  • By cheque made payable to: Gift of Sight. (send to Gift of Sight, Development Office, Building 37, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ). A slight delay may be experienced in acknowledging your post during the coronavirus pandemic as we are working from home but we will contact you at the earliest opportunity.
  • By BACS - please telephone 023 8059 9073 to request Bank details or email info@giftofsight.org.uk
  • By Card : If you would like to pay by card over the telephone please call 023 8059 7239

All gifts mean a great deal to us. Our heartfelt thanks for your support


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. 

A legacy is a gift from one generation to the next. By remembering Gift of Sight in your Will, your legacy will help create better understanding and treatments for eye diseases. We can provide your Solicitor with the necessary details to ensure they have the correct information to include Gift of Sight in your Will.


Remember Someone Special - Memory Gifts

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. We remember your friends and relatives every time we visit our Memory page. Memory gifts can also be made using our 'Donate' button.

If you would like more information please call 023 8059 9073 or email us at  info@giftofsight.org.uk __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Regular payments/Direct Debits

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. A new Direct Debit can be set up using our 'Donate' button or by contacting us on 023 8059 9073 if you would like us to send a direct debit form. If it is easier please email us on info@giftofsight.org.uk.

Payroll giving is 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.  Always happy to chat!


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.


Recycle your ink cartridges

We receive funds when you send your used ink cartridges to Recycle4Charity.  The former pre-paid envelopes are no longer valid. If you are already a registered user please order new free postage labels by clicking on Donate at the top of the Recycle4Charity website here

If you don't have an account you will need to register for one using the Recycle4Charity website link (click on "Start Collecting Cartridges")  and nominate Gift of Sight as your charity. 

If you don't have a printer to download labels please contact us by email: info@giftofsight.org.uk and we'll do our best to help out!

The amounts we receive for your empty cartridges are very generous and we are hugely grateful for your support. Thank you.


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. 

GHS Recycling are happy to discuss collections in Hampshire as long as a minimum of 15 bin liners are filled with clean tops for each pick up. Please ensure each bin bag is labelled "Gift of Sight."

This is not a huge money spinning way of fundraising but we feel that we are helping the environment as well as earning some funds to help our research.