Eye to Eye 2019

When: 
Sunday 10 March 2019
Where 
Moorfields Eye Hospital, City Road, to the London Eye

Registration is now open! 

 

 

Join hundreds of walkers, human and canine, to walk from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye and help fundraise to build a world beyond sight loss.

 

Eye to Eye is a great way for patients, staff, friends and family to raise funds for Moorfields Eye Charity and to show their support for or honour a loved one.

Choose between walking four or 14 miles and make it even more fun by forming a team and walking with your family, friends and colleagues. Every penny you raise will help fund pioneering research at Moorfields Eye Hospital to help create a future where sight loss is a thing of the past.

Eye to Eye raises funds  for pioneering research into eye disorders. We aim to raise over £150,000 towards areas of eye research such as glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, and age-related macular degeneration, the main cause of blindness in adults aged over 60 in the western world. In the five years since Eye to Eye began, donations raised have helped support vital research projects including studies exploring the genetics of keratoconus and the impact of diabetic retinopathy on the structure and function of the eye.

Join us:

To register your interest in the walk, use the 'join #TeamMoorfields' buttons on your right. 

Price:
  • Four mile route - £15 per person*
  • 14 mile route  - £20 per person*

Sponsorship: suggested £100 per person*

Maybe you have a family member or friend doing the walk and you want to show your support, join us at our brand new finishing venue at; Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB and join in the celebrations. 

*Please note: under 16’s are free and do not need to raise sponsorship – although they are very welcome to!

We will supply:
  • Route maps
  • T-shirts for every participant 
  • Fundraising support
  • Refreshments, medal, goodie bag and celebration at the end of the walk at Ect Venue, (Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB) next to the London Eye.
Brand new routes for 2019: Coming soon!
Create a fundraising page: 

This will direct you to JustGiving.com, but you are welcome to use any fundraising platform you would like. 

Teams:  

We have some exicting teams for everyone to join in the walk. If you would like to join one of the teams below please make sure you select the times stated below. 

Meet our walkers:

The Marr family from London who raised £2400 as a family, took on their first 4 mile walk for 2018 -  

We had a wonderfully emotional and feel-good day in March when we walked 4 miles with our 4 year old and 22 month old from the incredible Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye so we could give something back to this amazing place and to help other people in their fight for sight.

When our little Maisie was born, she was completely blind in her left eye because of a very dense congenital cataract.

Walking in to Moorfields with our precious 10 day-old baby was an intensely emotional and stressful time. But, from the moment we saw the first specialist, we felt confident that Maisie was in the best possible hands.

Since then, we have attended the paediatric unit at Moorfields countless times for surgery under general anaesthetic, check ups, eye growth ultrasounds, eye pressure checks, vision checks, contact lens training, more contact lens training, more contact lens training, contact lens checks, infection assessments, spectacle fittings...

The Moorfields Eye Charity built this paediatric unit at Moorfields. It is wonderful place. We actually love going there! We can not speak highly enough of the care we receive and the way in which they deal with Maisie and us as anxious parents. 

For this reason, we want to support and shout about the amazing work that the Moorfields Eye Charity does. Not only does it and will it directly benefit our darling girl, but also we feel so unbelievably fortunate and grateful to have had access to this world-class care from day one and want others in a similar situation - wherever they may live - to benefit from the incredible research and work the charity does.

It has made such a huge difference to our lives. Our hope is that through fundraising, the charity can continue to find the best treatment and technology to help Maisie - and others - always.

 

Meet Tim Montague and his mum, from Gloucestershire-  

They took on the walk for the second year in a row, took full use of this opportunity by taking a photo at each mile marker along the 14 mile route, Tim said,

Moorfields saved my right eye after an accident when I was two (nearly three) years old, and during those first few years I was a regular patient as the amazing team worked to fix the eye and rescue my sight. Twenty-six years later and I live with partial-sight in my right eye, which has no lens or iris. However, without Moorfields this eye would not be functioning at all. Every year I have returned for a check-up, and the hospital’s continually inspiring work has increased my awareness of blind and partially-sighted folk and the access services available to visually impaired people.

Meet #TeamSouth from St Georges - a team from St Georges join together to create #TeamSouth, the team captein, Edmore a staff nurse said;          Deteriorating in vision or sight loss can be devastating especially if nothing can be done to stop or reverse it hence as a team we have the opportunity to change lives of many people through supporting Moorfields eye charity who do great work;  by fundraising for the researches and purchasing of special equipment to be used for advanced treatment that preserve sight. As we join thousands of walkers every year we enjoy beautiful scenery around London and have lots of fun. Its wonderful!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at moorfields.eyecharity@nhs.net or on 020 7566 2486.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!