Supporter thank you reception

Moorfields Eye Charity was delighted to welcome over 200 supporters to the Barbican Centre earlier this autumn for an update on the difference that charitable giving makes at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

The guests first heard from David Probert, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital and trustee of Moorfields Eye Charity, who thanked them for their support. David reminded the audience that, ever since the first gift was made to found the hospital, philanthropy has played a vital role in helping Moorfields to provide its patients with the very best eye care.

The guests then heard from Professor James Bainbridge, who spoke about the impact that donations and fundraising have at Moorfields today. Among other examples, Professor Bainbridge highlighted how charitable support is helping Moorfields to invest in PhD studentships to foster the development of talented ophthalmologists and to create inspirational spaces, such as the Richard Desmond Children’s Centre (RDCEC).

The final speaker, Dr Annegret Dahlmann- Noor, gave an overview of paediatric care and research at Moorfields.  She explained how collaboration between ‘Moorfields for adults’ and paediatric services mean that the hospital is a centre-of-excellence for treatment of both common and rare eye conditions for the 25,000 children who visit each year.

You can watch edited highlights from the evening’s speeches here

Moorfields Eye Charity Supporter Reception, October 2016 from Moorfields Eye Charity on Vimeo.

We are always keen to show our supporters the phenomenal impact their generosity has at Moorfields. If you’d like to know more about how your gift is making a difference, then please contact us at eyecharity@moorfields.nhs.uk or on 020 7566 2656.