Your support is changing lives. Our impact report highlights what we’ve achieved over the past year, and the difference your support has made during an extraordinary year, and will continue to make, to the lives of people with sight loss.

Our 2021 impact report

Our 2021 impact report highlights the successes of the
2020-21 year and the difference we made with your support.

We believe people’s sight matters

Your support is having an impact on people’s lives: on patients with better sight, and on the work of researchers and clinicians.

Across 2020-21 we awarded 51 grants worth a total of £4.2 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.

We committed £4.2 million of funding in 2020-21
Pre-clinical research - 16 grants, total awarded £1,863,429, translational research - 10 grants, total awarded £1,126,222, multi-user equipment- 2 grants, total awarded £839,001, staff - 8 grants, total awarded £191,692, technology and innovation - 3 grants, £102,984 awarded in total, patient experience, 3 grants, total awarded £28,282, research dissemination - 9 grants, total awarded £14,043

We’re supporting the NHS staff caring for patients at Moorfields and those who helped out at other hospitals. This includes funding a much needed wellbeing space which opened earlier this year where staff can rest and recharge.

The new staff wellbeing room is a great way for us to take time out and detach ourselves from our busy schedule in order to maintain our wellbeing.

Sarah Valentine, senior staff nurse, pre-assessment clinic

We’ve continued to support researchers - sustaining their critical work to prevent a delay in bringing earlier diagnoses and discovering sight-saving treatments.

We’re also collaborating with Diabetes UK on research to understand the impact of Covid-19 on people with diabetes.

Projects we’re supporting have featured in leading medical journals and are influencing clinical care and patient outcomes at Moorfields and more widely.

Investment in patient care is critical to patient wellbeing, and the research into eye conditions to help find new therapies, treatments and cures, funded with money raised, is priceless.

Brenda Silverman, patient and supporter

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

Across the year people have supported in numerous ways including through the emergency coronavirus appeal, My Eye to Eye - our first virtual fundraising event and more.

£312,685 raised through the emergency coronavirus appeal, 220 participants in virtual My Eye to Eye, 49,871 raffle tickets sold, 151 new sign-ups to regular gifts, 53 members of our Visionaries circle

Thank you

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.

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