Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading eye research charity, dedicated to preventing, treating and curing eye conditions and diseases. We currently fund 99 projects at 19 universities and hospitals in the UK, but we cannot continue to do this without the support of our incredible student fundraisers. By raising money for Fight for Sight, you can help make a real difference to the lives of people with sight loss.Fundraising at your university is a fantastic way to form new relationships, have fun, build skills and experience, and get involved, all whilst raising awareness of Fight for Sight and the vital research that we are funding. Whether you’re raising through a RAG group, as part of a university society or on your own, we’ll be there to help you smash your fundraising targets!
Facts about sight loss
- Every 6 minutes someone is told they're going blind.
- 78% of people say that sight is the sense that they fear losing the most.
- There are currently 2 million people living with sight loss, this will double to 4 million by 2050.
- 25,000 children in Britain are blind or partially sighted.
- 28% of the adult population are not having an eye test every 2 years.
How you can help
- Organise your own event. Get creative and contact us for advice.
- Take part in a sponsored event. Choose from an international trek, skydive, UK walk and many more.
- Hold a collection to boost fundraising on campus, we can provide you with materials.
- Nominate us as your Charity of the Year.
What we can offer
- Dedicated support and advice on your student fundraising.
- Fundraising materials including t-shirts, collection cans and buckets, pin badges, pens, flags and banners, table cloths and lens cloths.
- Fight for Sight leaflets, posters and events calendars.
- Access to our speaker network of researchers, clinicians and charity beneficiaries who can speak at your events.
Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas to help decide how you could raise funds to help in the fight against sight loss:
- Journey to the Centre of the Eye – Take on our free 10K virtual race where you’ll experience the world from a different perspective. Run, jog or walk this 10 kilometre event. Race anywhere, any time.
- Quiz Night - Challenge the grey matter and hold a quiz night. Charge per person or per team, and host it in your SU or a local pub.
- Food and drink - A bake sale, barbeque or cheese and wine tasting evening are all great fundraising activities.
- Arts and crafts – If you have a flair for making crafty items, why not create a handful and sell them on campus?
Get in touchWe’d love to hear from you! Whether you want to hold a bake sale, take on an international challenge or organise a collection, we can help you. Email Beth at email@example.com
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