Congratulations to all winners of the 2017 Moorfields Eye Charity Christmas raffle. Over £65,000 was raised to support Moorfields Eye Hospital research and improve the care and treatment of our patients.
Veston Brown, a patient at Moorfields, won the first prize of £5,000. He said:
I am still continually in deep disbelief that I have been blessed by being given the £5,000! My intention in buying the raffle tickets was purely and solely to support the Moorfields Eye Charity. I have been a patient at Moorfields myself a number of times over the past number of years. From mid 1970s, to be precise.
Every time you have treated me, you have helped me immeasurably. I was aware of the raffle last year when I had a treatment but forgot to participate on my way out. It just slipped my mind! However, this year I remembered and wanted to support you by buying tickets. And I seemed to have been picked out! Massive thank you, it has given me the opportunity to travel to Cuba in May or June, and hopefully in the near future to Ghana, something I have wanted to do for the past 30 years!
Thank you to everyone who took part in the draw and a special thanks to Francis Wong, a patient at Moorfields and the top ticket seller, who sold over 600 tickets!