Eye to Eye

When: 
Sunday 12 March 2017
Where 
Moorfields Eye Hospital

Hundreds of people joined together to walk from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye to build a world beyond visual impairment.

Eye to Eye is a great way for patients, staff, friends and family to raise funds for Moorfields Eye Charity, and to show their support for or honour a loved one.

Choose between walking 4 or 14 miles and every pound you raise will help fund pioneering research at Moorfields Eye Hospital to help create a future where sight loss is a thing of the past.

There is no minimum sponsorship – just raise as much as you can!

Funds raised through Eye to Eye go towards Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s pioneering research into eye disorders. The event is expected to raise over £150,000 which will go towards areas of eye research such as glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, and age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged over 60 in the western world. In the three years since Eye to Eye began, donations raised have helped support vital research projects, including studies exploring the genetics of keratoconus and the impact of diabetic retinopathy on the structure and function of the eye.

Mervyn Walker, Moorfields Eye Charity chair and Eye to Eye participant, said:

We have been delighted by the enthusiastic response from Moorfields staff, members and patients to this event, as we strive to raise more money for the hospital’s pre-eminent research programme. Last year I ran the 14 mile route so this year I decided to walk it with supporters and colleagues. Everyone was in great spirits and it was nice to be able to meet and personally thank the other walkers for their fantastic support.

David Probert, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Eye to Eye participant, said:

I thoroughly enjoyed my first Eye to Eye walk and was bowled over by how passionate and energetic everyone was - despite the grey weather. It was great to speak to staff, patients and their loved ones while exploring the sights of London. My thanks and congratulations go to Moorfields Eye Charity for all their hard work with the event and their continued support for the trust’s research projects. Eye to Eye is a brilliant event and I look forward to taking part again next year.

 

Meet our walkers

Meet some of the Moorfields staff, patients, friends and families who took part in Eye to Eye 2017.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at eye2eye@moorfields.nhs.uk or on 020 7566 2486.

If you haven't already why not set up a fundraising page through JustGiving. It is a great way to let your friends and family know about the amazing walk you are taking part in, and it is also very easy to share on social media, to help raise those important funds.

We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

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