2013 a GREAT YEAR

2013 has been a productive year for The Eye Fund.

In May we had our third exhibition of Simon’s graphic designs opened by The Eye Fund patron, Mike McCartney. Joining us this time were The Wirral Potters. Their beautiful pottery attracted a lot of attention and they very kindly donated all the proceeds to the charity. Total from the week long exhibition was in the region of £1300.00.

At the exhibition, Jak, an eleven year old student who is suffering failing vision was presented with a specially adapted iPad to help with his studies. Kerry and Karl received Samsung tablets to help them at work. A cheque for £2000 was presented to The Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighed to help them purchase a Braille machine. Thanks to everyone who helped to make it possible.

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£2000 for WSBPS

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Trustee of The Eye Fund, Dr Deborah Broadbent was married in June and asked the guests to donate to the charity rather than give gifts. The amount raised was an amazing £1100.

Friends of The Eye Fund at Hope Place in Prenton helped us hold a Race Night on their premises. That, combined with another Race Night supported by the Department of the Environment raised over £700.

Eye Fund counsellor at St Pauls Hospital, Liverpool, Wendy Lee, very generously held a “Jewellery Party” in her home. Sales from The Eye Fund merchandise, jewellery, scarves and pictures, raised over £400. Well Done! Wendy.

If you could do what Wendy did we will gladly supply all the necessary goods. Could YOU help?

Every penny raised goes to help people like Simon.

Carol visits groups to talk about Simon and the work of The Eye Fund. If you would like a visit please contact us on 0151 670 1679 or pj.sherry@gmail.com

Newton Ladies Coffee Morning

Carol and Paul were invited to the Newton Ladies Guild coffee morning in Wirral on a lovely sunny day mid-August. They had previously made The Eye Fund their charity of the year. In the two hours they were there they sold £233.50 worth of jewellery, cards, silk scarves and pictures. Wouldn’t it be great if we could sell that much every 2 hours? What a difference it would make to those losing their vision!

 

Could your organisation or workplace consider The Eye Fund as your charity this year?  Get in touch and we could help you to help us, just like Newton Ladies did!

Christ Church Art Exhibition – Waterloo

The Eye Fund has had 8 of Simon’s pictures in the Old Christ Church, Art Exhibition, Waterloo on Merseyside. The exhibition was open to the public and brought lots of interest.  It was great to sell 5 full sized prints!

A selection of the work shown at the recent Christ Church Art Exhibition in Waterloo.

Montse Benitez presented with her favourite Eye Fund print

While attending the launch of Vis-able (Visually Impaired Students Accessing Business, Learning and Enterprice) at Ashville Lodge, home of The Wirral Socity of the Blind and Partially Sighted, we took the oportunity to present Montse Benitez with one of The Eye Fund’s favourite canvas prints, and one that she had commented on during her last visit.
The Montse Benitez Foundation has donated  money to Ashville Lodge to enable them to buy a firing kiln for their pottery production.

SPECSAVERS Allerton – Charity days

SPECSAVERS Allerton, Liverpool, organised three charity days in May to fundraise for The Eye Fund.
Siobhan, Alison, Paula and the rest of the team worked really hard  calling at local businesses for donations and holding a raffle and other events, such as ‘Guess how many pairs of specs in box’ and ‘Name the teddy’.  Between them they raised a brilliant £228.
The trustees of The Eye Fund send their grateful thanks.