Running towards a brighter future for Moorfields
29 March 2023
Some of our Moorfields colleagues and patients ran the London Marathon to raise funds for our cause.
The largest annual fundraising event on the planet, the TCS London Marathon, took place on Sunday 23 April!
It is an event that has raised over £1 billion for charitable causes since its inception in 1981, with an incredible supporter atmosphere that we look forward to every year.
We were very proud to have colleagues and patients as a part of #TeamMoorfields and were excited to cheer them on as they ran towards the finish line.
A heartfelt thank you
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all the runners who participated in the London Marathon and ran in support of our cause.
Your dedication and commitment to raising funds for Moorfields Eye Charity is truly inspiring, and we are honored to have you as a part of our team.
Your hard work and determination will help us continue to fund groundbreaking eye care research.
We would also like to express our gratitude to everyone who supported our runners, whether through donations or words of encouragement - thank you!
Meet our supporters:
James & Octavia
James Marsh, and his partner, Octavia Mason, ran to raise money for our cause.
James has been a patient for many years, undergoing rehabilitative therapy when he was younger due to an infection that led to permanent cornea scarring in his left eye.
We have helped many patients like James, and both Octavia and James would like to raise money to help others.
Himanshu Jha is our other incredible patient runner. He underwent 16 surgeries in six years at Moorfields after being diagnosed with uveitis and glaucoma.
Now, he sees much better and can envision a more colourful, clearer future.
Himanshu wanted to raise money to thank Moorfields for their care and help others in their journey.
Sam Hart, the digital media officer for Moorfields Eye Hospital, ran the London Marathon in support of Friends of Moorfields.
As we work very closely with them, we want to give a shout out to him too.
For Sam, the London Marathon is not just a personal challenge, but also an opportunity to highlight the brilliant work that Friends of Moorfields do.
Sam will also ran in memory of his late grandfather, who was treated at Moorfields Eye Hospital.