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Your support is changing lives. Our impact report highlights our growth over the last six years, and the difference your support has made and will continue to make, to the lives of people with sight loss.

Our 2024 impact report

Our new impact report is out now! It shows that the charity has grown to become the leading charity in the UK funding research into eye health and innovation and improvement in patient care.

We believe people’s sight matters

Across the last six years, the charity awarded 342 grants worth almost £50 million to support research, innovation in patient care, staff wellbeing and training at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

The charity’s support of advances in research and innovation is benefitting patients at Moorfields and people with sight loss in the UK and globally.

£49.85 million

The total amount committed between 2018 - 2024 of which £27.9 million is through our planned grant-making and £22 million towards Oriel capital construction

This report focuses on the funding of gene therapies which are preventing people losing their sight from inherited eye disease, and treatments for myopia which is currently affecting 30% of the world’s population and forecast to rise to 50% by 2050.

Omar Mahroo, professor of retinal neuroscience at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields

Achievements of strategic plans

The impact report highlights the charity’s achievements over six years of strategic plans from 2018 to 2024.

And the launch of the report coincides with the stepping down of Moorfields Eye Charity’s chair of trustees Mervyn Walker after nearly nine years of service.

Mervyn has been critical in setting the charity’s strategic direction. Under his leadership, the charity in partnership with UCL has secured commitments of £72.75 million for the new eye health centre

£72.75 million

secured in commitments for the new eye health centre

Our impact on people

Moorfields Eye Hospital and the charity’s support mean so much to so many patients and their families and friends. We’re proud to help bring quicker diagnoses and new treatments to people with sight loss - changing lives in the UK and worldwide.

Moorfields represents hope for patients with eye conditions. The charity’s support is critical - and a mission we all stand behind.

Alex, patient and charity supporter, and family

Alex, patient and family

Thank you

We’ve achieved a lot and we can’t thank our supporters enough for making our work possible.

People support us in numerous ways including through seasonal appeals, regular giving, participating in Eye to Eye and pledging a gift in their will.

Thank you for your support in helping us make a difference to the lives of people with sight loss.

We couldn’t have achieved what we have without you.

Over six years

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    Total number of donors to seasonal appeals

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    Total number of Eye to Eye walkers

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    Legacy supporters who have pledged a gift in their will

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    Regular donors

Read the full report

Read past impact reports