Moorfields' patient featured on UCL's new donor wall

A cast hand reading 'Moorfields Eye Charity' reaches out of a grey wall.

Moorfields Eye Charity is part of a new donor wall at UCL to celebrate the far-reaching effect of major philanthropy.

The charity is represented on the wall by the hand of Douglas Waters, the first person to receive treatment from the London Project to Cure Blindness.

Moorfields Eye Charity fundraises and awards grants to the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology for crucial research and education, this nurtures the trust's partnership with UCL and helps keep Moorfields at the forefront of world eye health and research.

More information about the donor wall
The wall was created by Slade School of Fine Art graduate Dr Sarah Fortais, and features aluminium and bronze cast hands representing 60 of UCL’s most generous donors who have given £1 million or more. Dr Fortais is interested in the physical, emotive presence of cast hands, with gesturing hands capturing her experiences as a student, staff member and volunteer at UCL – of supporting, welcoming and teaching.

 Reflecting on the charity's presence on the wall, Robert Dufton, Moorfields Eye Charity Chief executive, said:

UCL’s new donor wall is a wonderful celebration of what can been achieved through philanthropy and its power to transform lives. We’re delighted that Moorfields patient Douglas Waters is representing Moorfields Eye Charity with the cast of his hand, showing the impact on individuals as well as communities. Our support of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology drives innovative research and helps bring new treatments to patients with sight loss.

Find out more about the charity's grants programme.