Specsavers logo.
Specsavers logo.

Specsavers are holding a charity night on 7th May at Bar 44 in St. Helens. Tickets are only £5.00 each and are available from Specsavers, 2-4 Bridge Street, St. Helens.

There is to be an auction on the night, items to include:

  • a tour for 4 around Anfield
  • a tour for 2 around Goodison Park (if they can find 2 people who’d want to go…)
  • 2 Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Vivaz mobile phones
  • a signed Jason Mansford DVD
  • and other special items

There will also be a “FUN DAY” in the St. Helens Specsavers store 2-4 Bridge Street, on 14th May 9am to 5pm.

All proceeds from both events will go to The Eye Fund charity.

Lots of help for The Eye Fund

Coming up:

  • SPECSAVERS, St. Helens, are holding several fund raising events (watch site for dates) and are kindly donating all proceeds to The Eye Fund.
  • SHARRON BENTLEY, a local lady received a computer from The Eye Fund which is specially adapted to enable blind and partially sighted people to do their studies and lead life as normally as possible. To say thank you for this gift, Sharron is taking part in the Wirral Coastal Walk on Sunday 22nd May 2011. This will entail Sharron walking 15 miles with a guide. The walk can be sponsored by anyone who wants to donate. Watch the web site for sponsor advice.
  • SANDRA GRANBY, one of The Eye Fund trustees, will be running a quiz night at the RAFA club, Formby, on Friday 15th April 2011. Tickets £10. Including hot-pot supper. All proceeds will go to The Eye Fund.

Sincere thanks to everybody concerned. Your help is truly appreciated.

Carol & Paul Sherry

Coming up in 2010

A very belated happy new year from The Eye Fund! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and 2010 has so far been good to you.

After our January break, we are now back with enthusiasm and working hard to make 2010 the best year yet for The Eye Fund. We are excited about the schedule of events that we have been busy putting together, and can’t wait to share it with you.

As a taster of things to come, we can confirm that we are about to launch a range of ladies scarves for sale in our Eye Fund Shop. The scarves are all based on Simon’s artwork, and the colours are just gorgeous. We have had some samples here and everyone who has seen them has been amazed at both the designs and the quality of the material. The new range will be available soon from our online shop, and just in time for mother’s day too (March 14th 2010)!

But if scarves aren’t your cup of tea, remember we have lots of other products on sale which we’re sure you’ll love. Rest assured EVERY PENNY we make from the sale of our shop products goes towards The Eye Fund.

One of the most exciting events we have coming up is a new exhibition. After the overwhelming success of our last exhibition at the Pavilion in Birkenhead Park, we are thrilled to be able to bring you a new, bigger and better exhibition, and we wish we could share more details with you as we know you’ll be just as excited!

Unfortunately for now, as with the rest of our fundraising plans for the coming months, our lips are sealed. But watch this space and more will be revealed soon…

World Sight Day at Ashville Lodge

Once again back to the Pavilion in Birkenhead Park. This time it was for World Sight Day, and we were there mainly to raise the awareness of the charity.

Among those there were The Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted, The Liaison Officer from The Eye Clinic, Arrowe Park Hospital and his assistant, the RNIB, and various commercial firms with their goods for sale.

This was not a day for selling but it was very interesting meeting all the different people involved with helping those with vision problems. As such, it was successful.

2008 Round-up

Simon’s family wish all of his friends and supporters a very happy Christmas and a good 2009. Raise a glass to him at New Year.

The Eye Fund has had a very good first year: upwards of £26,000 has been raised. There is a counsellor already working at a Wirral Eye Clinic, funded by The Eye Fund. Next year 2 more counsellors will be helping people like Simon, in London and Liverpool.

We would like to thank everyone. Please keep helping. Have you thought of a monthly donation of as little as £5? Download the form for more information. Every little helps!

Listen to what The Man said

As a wise man once wrote:

If I ever get out of here,
Thought of giving it all away
To a registered charity.
All I need is a pint a day
If I ever get out of here.

Sir Paul McCartney ~ Band On The Run

The Eye Fund is glad to announce that it is, indeed, a Registered Charity: #1121977. So, if you’re going to give it all away, please, give it to The Eye Fund.

Update from Carol Sherry

A lot of folks have been checking out the site since Phil set it up and have been helping out The Eye Fund in various ways.

We thought that an update on progress from the family would be appropriate.

  • The calendars are now selling really well, but there are still lots more to be sold. Are you sure you have made your order for some?
  • Groups of friends have been doing various things to help our fund-raising, not least Simon’s friends in Ipplepen in Devon, who not only raised an amazing £700 from a pub quiz, but have suggested doing the same next year.
  • The team of hairdressers I work with are doing a fund raising Saturday. All of the 12 staff will be working in pyjamas and collecting money and selling calendars.
  • Paul’s brother, Michael Sherry, is being given a donation of £750 from the drama group in Lutterworth. Michael designs and makes all of the scenery and props for them.
  • I could go on but I really mustn’t forget Simon’s nephews: Jacob (13), Jamie (11), and Ciaran (8), who personally raised £350 between them for “Uncle Simon’s” fund.
  • When we met Professor Bird and Andrew Webster at Moorfields Eye Hospital last week – where the very first “Simon’s” counsellor will work – we were gratified to realise that we nearly had enough for the first year’s counselling.

Please keep helping. Simon was such an amazing, brave and unique boy. We owe it to him to do him proud.

Thank you everyone.

Carol (Simon’s Mum)