How legacies make a difference

Imagine being able to leave the gift of sight as your legacy, helping future generations to see the world around them. No matter how large or small, gifts in wills are a vital contribution to our work and we are always so grateful when people choose to support us in this way.

Over a third of our income comes from legacies that have enabled Fight for Sight to support research to reduce sight loss in adults and children that otherwise may not have been possible.

Unfortunately, each year there are a high number of excellent projects that cannot go ahead due to a lack of funding, so your gift will ensure we can fund more pioneering eye research to develop ways to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.

We are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of people with conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and inherited eye conditions, by developing treatments to give people better sight today - and in the future.

Gifts previously made in wills have helped to enable many of Fight for Sight’s achievements to date.

These include:

• restoring sight by establishing the UK Corneal Transplant Service enabling over 52,000 corneal transplants to take place
• identifying new genes responsible for keratoconus and Nance-Horan syndrome
• bringing hope to children with inherited eye disease by helping to fund the team responsible for the world’s first gene therapy clinical trial
• saving the sight of thousands of premature babies through understanding and controlling levels of oxygen delivery

With your gift we can pioneer revolutionary research that will help create a world everyone can see.

Gifts in wills change lives

“I have been treated for glaucoma and cataract, and feel incredibly grateful to everyone who has made it possible for me to continue to live with the full use of my sight. 

I realise how without years of investment into research, treatments and surgery would not exist to help people like me, which is why I support Fight for Sight. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to help everyone who develops a problem with their eyes? 

On behalf of everyone who could one day benefit from eye research, thank you for supporting this important work.”

Horace Chung

 

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