Annual Coffee Morning raises £1,900 for research into choroideremia

27 June 19

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At the age of four, Tommy Salisbury was diagnosed with a genetic condition called choroideremia, which leads to progressive sight loss. Until now there has been no treatment, but thanks to the tireless efforts of Tommy, his family and other supporters, research funded by Fight for Sight (through the Tommy Salisbury Fund) has resulted in clinical trials for a gene therapy treatment that is already helping to halt the disease and restore sight.

Tommy’s mother, Emma Salisbury, recently hosted the annual Tommy Salisbury Choroideremia Fund coffee morning along with his grandmothers Dot Grindley and Barbara Salisbury, to raise money for research into choroideremia.

On this wonderfully sunny day, 78 ladies attended the 14th Annual Coffee Morning in Tommy’s grandparents’ garden to raise money for the Tommy Salisbury Choroideremia Fund. They enjoyed catching up with each other while being able to purchase a range of hand-crafted wares, from beautiful hand-painted cards to knitted children’s pencil cases, hair slides, purses, glasses cases, cushions and homemade chutneys and marmalade.

Tommy's grandmother Dot said, “We are enormously grateful to several local supermarkets who once again supplied prizes for our raffle. We are always amazed at the generosity of all our friends and family on these occasions and as always it was a lovely morning for a good cause.”

More information on choroideremia and research into the condition can be found here.

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