Our plans for keeping on going during the Covid-19 pandemic

We want to let you know that we are thinking of all our supporters right now. We live in challenging times but we hope that you and yours stay safe and well in the coming days and weeks.

We hugely value your continued support in helping us to fund new pioneering research to find treatments and cures for those living with sight loss. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to maintain business as usual during this global health pandemic of Covid-19 and we will continue to award research funding as planned over the next few months to make sure that our work continues to stop sight loss in the coming years.

It’s inevitable that some research will be delayed as the doctors and NHS staff we fund are redeployed to the frontline and labs and equipment are redirected into efforts to beat Covid-19. However, we remain as committed as ever to the fight against sight loss and will be working with our researchers to make sure they can continue their work.

We are, of course, making every effort to support our small band of staff and volunteers, who are now all working from home. We’re keeping in close contact electronically and you can contact us in the usual ways – all of our phone numbers and emails will be picked up as usual.

Sadly, both the London Marathon and the London Landmarks Half Marathon have been postponed but we recognise those were important decisions to keep people safe. We are incredibly grateful to the huge number of supporters who will be disappointed by the delay – we’ll make sure we continue to offer support for everyone in training for these and other events later in the year. There will invariably be other event cancellations to come but we hope that we can count on the incredible commitment of our supporters and volunteers to help us when we come through this.  

We’ll keep in contact as we learn more about the impacts of the pandemic and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help you in any way. Thank you for your support. Although we are physically isolated at the moment our shared mission continues.

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