Friday 14 July was Moorfields Eye Hospital’s very own celebration of Disability Awareness Day, celebrated nationally on 16 July. The day promotes a ‘can do’ culture focusing on what disabled people can do throughout life and work.
There were events held all over Moorfields Eye Hospital to get staff and patients talking about disabilities and how to be more open and accepting of differences in the workplace and in public.
Moorfields Eye Charity worked with staff at the hospital to put on a raffle and a bake sale in the hospital canteen. There were also some fun games on offer including our new ‘wheel of Moorfields Eye Charity fortune’ and ‘stick the sticker on the CEO’. It was a great event which got both staff and patients involved and talking about disabilities in a relaxed but fun environment. Altogether we raised £400 for Moorfields Eye Charity which will help us research cures and find treatments for our patients and millions of people affected by eye disease and sight loss in the UK and around the world.
Gaby Richardson, events and communities fundraising officer, said:
“It was fantastic to chat to so many people at our Moorfields Eye Charity stand for Disability Awareness Day. Patients and staff from all over the hospital came to buy cakes and take part in the games, and we were thrilled to raise so much money to help support people living with sight loss. Thanks to everyone who supported us and took part!”