We’re launching our impact report to share what we’ve achieved together over the last year to ensure Moorfields and UCL remain at the cutting edge of developments in eye health and lives are transformed.

These are difficult times during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we are more committed than ever in our work - supporting Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. We’re helping the NHS staff and patients, and investing in innovative eye research.

This report represents our work in the financial year to 31 March 2020. We awarded almost £5 million in grants including a professorship at UCL combining world leading engineering and vision science.

We invested in new state-of-the-art equipment and supported breakthroughs including understanding how proteins can help heal the cornea.

We’re proud to fund researchers who have received prestigious awards and support emerging talent - tomorrow’s leaders.

There are also insights into the very real impact on patients’ lives including Maisie and her family who praise the wonderful play facilities, and Emma who believes research is critical for discovering more about her own and others’ eye conditions.

We’re very grateful for the support we receive throughout the year from patients and their families, staff, friends, charitable trusts and foundations, corporate partners and through legacies. Thank you for your support and for helping us change the lives of people with sight loss.

Robert Dufton, Chief executive