Eye to Eye 2018

Sunday 4 March 2018
Moorfields Eye Hospital, City Road, to the London Eye

The Eye to Eye walk is taking place this Sunday, 4 March. The walk will be going ahead despite the winter weather conditions this week, and it's looking like we might even see a glimpse of the sun! Please wrap up warm and wear appropriate footwear.

Online registration is now closed but please come and sign up on the day, you will find us at the main entrance of Moorfields Eye Hospital at City Road.

Join hundreds of walkers, human and canine to walk from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye, and help fundraise to build a world beyond sight loss.

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 four or 14 miles and make it even more fun by forming a team and walking with your family, friends and colleagues. Every penny 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.

Eye to Eye raises funds  for pioneering research into eye disorders. We aim to raise over £150,000 towards areas of eye research such as glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, and age-related macular degeneration, the main cause of blindness in adults aged over 60 in the western world. In the four 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.

Join us:

To register your place in the walk, use one of the below links for either the four mile or 14 mile walk and pay the registration fee outlined. 

Sponsorship: suggested £100 per person*

*Please note: under 16’s are free and do not need to raise sponsorship – although they are very welcome to!

We will supply:

  • Route maps
  • T-shirts for every participant (supplied by Premier Marketing - thank you so much for the support)
  • Fundraising support
  • Refreshments, medal, goodie bag and celebration at the end of the walk at Kings College University


Please don’t forget to 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 boost your fundraising.

4 mile Eye to Eye - fundraising page  

14 mile Eye to Eye - fundraising page 

Meet our walkers:

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

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.

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. Eye to Eye is a brilliant event and I look forward to taking part again next year.

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

We look forward to seeing you in 2018!