Sight loss and vision charities come together to fundraise at the Carrots NightWalk and support new eye research.
Teams from 9 charities (RP Fighting Blindness, International Glaucoma Association, Nystagmus Network, Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, PMRGCA UK (Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis UK) , Birdshot Uveitis Society, Uveitis Information Group, British Thyroid Foundation and the Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust) will be joining forces with Fight for Sight for this year’s expanded Carrots NightWalk on Friday 20 Sept 2013. The charities will not only be entering teams in the flagship event but will also be partnering to fund new research grants.
These unique partnerships will raise vital funds to help people living with sight loss.
The new awards will fund research into RP, glaucoma, retinoblastoma, uveitis, nystagmus, PMRGCA, and thyroid eye disease. Fight for Sight, with the support of each partner organisation, will jointly fund new Small Grant Awards, worth up to £15,000 each. Applications for these research awards will be open during the summer.
Michele Acton, Chief Executive, said: “It is so important for us to be able to see upfront the huge benefits of the Carrots NightWalk. Everyone enjoys coming together for the event but more importantly it raises much needed funds. Whether participants choose to support Fight for Sight or the important work of other sight loss charities, the money raised will go into vital research.
“By partnering to expand our research programme, we hope that we can move more quickly towards our goal of making sight loss a thing of the past.”
For more information about the Fight for Sight Carrots NightWalk, please visit http://www.fightforsight.org.uk/carrots-charity-nightwalk-london or call 0207 264 3900.