Swing into action to tackle sight loss with the 29th Annual Golf Fundraiser

20 March 23

written by:

Sarah Kidner

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Enjoy golf? Fancy a great day out and an opportunity to “golf for good?” We are delighted to announce the 29th annual fundraiser at Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club.

Save the date for 3rd July 2024.

We are delighted to announce the 29th annual fundraiser at Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club.

This premium event is open to optical suppliers, industry professionals and optical practices across the UK.

All skills are welcome, and it’s an excellent opportunity to support a fantastic cause, enjoy a great day out with your colleagues and meet professional golfer Jeremy Dale. Jeremy will showcase some fantastic trick shots, and professional auctioneer Thomas Rose from Hammer Time Fundraising will also present brand-new lots for an auction. 

Register for the golf day

The Golf Day is organised by the Warwickshire Fight for Sight Committee set up in 1994 by Clive Stone - previous Fight for Sight chairman and trustee, and Debbie White after they met on a golfing holiday.

The committee works hard to make each event even bigger and better than the previous year but to do this, Debbie and the team need your help!

Sponsorship opportunities

A wide range of advertising opportunities will be available, from sponsoring one of our fabulous auction lots, our trick shot golfer, Ady Wheatcroft, Auctioneer Thomas Rose, or one of our 18 holes throughout the golf course.

 We have something available for all budgets. 

What’s in it for you?

Our sponsorship opportunities offer a chance to showcase your brand to a wide audience of regional experts from finance, recruitment, optics, and pharmaceuticals. 

  • Showcase your logo: All sponsors will receive a marketing package and have their company logo showcased during the event. Previous sponsors include Topcon, Performance Finance and Hoya UK and attendance of over 30 businesspeople from O2, Virgin Media, Zest Optical and Oculus Instruments.
  • Social media: The 2022 Golf Day had a social media reach of over 129,850 connections across the UK and worldwide.
  • Affluent audience: Fight for Sight enjoys an affluent supporter base across all our channels of over 17,000.

We are grateful to Debbie White who has been involved with Fight for Sight for over a decade and heads up the Fight for Sight Warwickshire Committee for her ongoing efforts for us.

Debbie knows first-hand the devastating effects of sight loss as she has retinitis pigmentosa. She has been living with Usher syndrome – a rare genetic disorder that causes hearing impairment and progressive vision loss for over 40 years. 

One of her many passions is playing golf; as her sight worsens, she knows the value of days like this!

Why support Fight for Sight? 

Fight for Sight is the leading UK charity 100% dedicated to funding pioneering eye research since 1965. There are currently 2.5 million people in the UK affected by sight loss, which is set to double by 2050. Only 1.5% of the £1.4 billion that UK Research and Innovation, government and other public bodies invested in medical research were for eye research. That’s just £9.60 for each person affected by sight loss in the UK! Every year, sight loss costs the UK economy £25 billion – the majority of which lies outside health and social care. 

Behind these statistics are real people diagnosed daily with a sight loss condition that may be incurable and result in blindness. 

Fight for Sight provides a beacon of hope that one day there could be a cure or a new treatment that will save their sight – by pioneering research at the cutting edge of science (in 2022, £6.9m was committed to 118 research projects across the UK by Fight for Sight).