Last Friday, BUS Trustee and Director John Hall made a 400 mile round trip to attend a cheque presentation ceremony at Humber Oil Refinery. Phillips66 workforce had managed to achieve 80 injury free days and as part of their Safety Recognition Scheme are able to offer a Phillips 66 Employee and Contractor Workgroup the opportunity to nominate a particular charity to receive a donation of £3,000. Birdshot Uveitis Society was nominated by Birdshot member Chris Hames, whose Phillips 66 Project and Construction workgroup supported the donation to BUS. The generous donation is to go towards future Birdshot research. Continue reading
If you are looking for a fitness challenge, or you or a loved one has been affected by sight loss, or you’d like to do something altruistic for the sector you work in, then join one of this year’s ‘Carrots NightWalks’. For the first time, this fantastic London event will also take place in Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow, with all four NightWalks taking place at the same time on the same night: Friday 20 September 2013. Continue reading
We are very excited to announce that we are organising our very first Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot! This will raise vital funds, enabling us to continue the development of the Birdshot Uveitis Society through investment in research and ultimately preventing avoidable loss of sight. Continue reading
Lorraine, the BUS fundraiser worked so hard to bring it all together – she is a true star. She is probably completely exhausted now, as she put in hours and hours of work to pull off a really professional, star studded evening. There were so many comments about the quality of the venue, the wonderful food, the great wines and the truly amazing auction and raffle items. Wow!
Lorraine is still finalising the income, but it looks as though she managed to raise £7,000 for BUS. What a miracle worker she is. Thanks, Lorraine to you and all your friends who made this possible. And thanks to all those who attended to help make the night so special and raise so much money.
Below are a few pictures from the event.
A group of Birdshotters and their friends took part in Friday night’s Carrots Night walk raising money towards future Birdshot research. The walk was organised by the charity Fight for Sight.
BUS are pleased to announce that we will have raised at least £7,000, and probably more, thanks to all the generous support we have received from friends, family and supporters. This is fantastic news for Birdshotters. It means that we have made a good start towards helping to get some funding for future research into Birdshot in partnership with the much larger charity Fight for Sight. Thanks so much to all our supporters and of course to all our walkers!!
It’s not too late to donate! http://www.justgiving.com/teams/Birdshot-Biobank
More photos of the some of the team and some of the sights from the walk are displayed in the Photo albums on the Birdshot facebook page.
Below a picture of Professor Peng Khaw, Director of Research and Development, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Director of the NIHR Specialist NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre, with Birdshot Uveitis Society founder members Rea, Adrian and Annie before the walk began.
Six individuals from the online retail and digital industry, known as DIGITAL DOGOODERS are taking part in a tandem sky dive in aid of BUS. They are helping us to create awareness and publicize the work of BUS and also helping us sell tickets for the Winter Benefit on the 3rd November to their colleagues and friends.
The fool hardy folks of Digital Dogooders are – Leon Bailey Green, Jonathan Hall, Gabrielle Hase, Helen Colclough, James Gurd and Fergal O’Mullane.
If you would like to support their jump you can make a donation to BUS through their Bmycharity page http://www.bmycharity.com/birdshotwinterbenefit
This a great intiative and we are very grateful to this intrepid team for supporting us and helping us in this way. We hope it will be the first of many adventures!
Thank you so much to the “Digital Dogooders” for your support!
We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now available for our first Winter Benefit – it promises to be a fun evening and a great excuse to get together, party and raise much-needed funds.
DATE: Saturday 3rd November
VENUE: The Rifles Club,52-56 Davies Street,London W1K
TICKETS: £80 each
The evening will commence at 7.30pm with a champagne & canapé reception, followed by a three course dinner with wine, and dancing until the early hours!
Fundraising activities during the night will include a silent auction and raffle. We are looking for companies to help sponsor the event and also for prizes, so if anyone has suggestions for either or if you would like to order tickets please contact either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
This website does exactly what it says – you can raise money for BUS every time you shop online and it won’t cost you anything, it’s that easy! Simply sign up at www.easyfundraising.org.uk and specify “Birdshot Uveitis Society” as the charity for which you are raising funds, then every time you make any purchase online you just need to do so via the easyfundraising website and the retailer will automatically make a donation to BUS. There is absolutely no cost to you, the site covers all of the major online retailers, and BUS benefits from a donation.
I recently booked the flights for a family holiday this way and we just got a donation of £17.85!
Please, if you do even a little shopping online, sign up today, we really do need your help!
We have a brand new fundraising brochure, pictured below. The brochure was designed by Alison from John F Hunt - thanks to BUS member John Hall, who is also one of our Directors. Printing costs were sponsored by Premier Print and Promotions Ltd. It clearly and simply explains Birdshot, why we need to raise funds for research and the work of BUS. We are so grateful to John Hall, Alison Sherring and Premier Print for providing this brochure at no cost to BUS.
The brochure can also be used by all of us to help raise the profile of Birdshot. It can also help to explain Birdshot Uveitis to your friends, family members, work colleagues and all those NHS and health professionals who you come in contact with. You may want to give some copies to your optician or GP, so that we can get Birdshot better known.
Please let us know if you would like copies to help you with this and with your fund-raising efforts.
On Friday 21st September 2012, Birdshotters and their friends are joining with Fight for Sight on the Carrots Night Walk. Already, because of the efforts of just a few of our group, friends and family, over £2,000 has been raised. Our target is £12,000, so we have quite a way to go. If you are able to take part in the walk, and help raise funds, please let us know as soon as possible.
If you are not able to take part in the walk, please support our efforts by donating to our team of walkers via the special team fund raising page at Just Giving.
Funds raised will go towards much needed research on Birdshot – hopefully we can find better treatments and maybe even a cure or prevention of Birdshot. We would be grateful for any donation – even very small amounts make a huge difference. We have 300 members, and if each of those were able to donate just £10 we would be able to find £3,000 for research. This is OUR future and the future of the next generation – hopefully they will not have to suffer Birdshot! So please turn out your pockets and make a small donation, especially if you are not able to join us on the actual walk yourself.
Thank you in advance for any small amount you are able to donate, and a HUGE thank you to our members from the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA and Australia who have already donated to this cause – you are stars!
So please dig deep and donate now.