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

Notes from Fractured Vision v3.0

The third exhibition of Simon’s fantastic art work was held in The Gallery in Birkenhead Park, April 29th to 6th May. It was opened by The Eye Fund patron, Mike McCartney.

Invited guests enjoyed a preview of the exhibition. The Wirral Potters and members of The Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted craft group were inspired by Simon’s designs to create some amazing pieces.

Simon’s brother, Phil, proposed a toast to him with champagne kindly donated by Paul McCartney.

The exhibition ran for nine days and raised £1500 for the charity.

WONDERFUL!

Fractured Vision Exhibition (round three)

The third exhibition of Simon’s work takes place in the Gallery, Birkenhead Park April 29th to May 5th.

The opening on 28th April by Mike McCartney is by invitation only.

The exhibition, entitled Fractured Vision, will feature old and new designs by Simon, work from Wirral Potters, and contributions from the members of the craft group at Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted.

Copies of Simon’s work and jewelery featuring those designs will be on sale thoughout the week as well as some of the pottery.

The attached picture is from a previous exhibition which featured work from children from the local primary school.

Fractured Vision feedback

The Eye Fund “Fractured Vision” exhibition was a huge success.

Pieces of art work were shown by the Fine Arts BA Course at Wirral Metropolitan College. Members of Ashville Lodge, home of The Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted, Simon’s sister, Helen, and Jacob’s friend, Tim. The whole reason for the exhibition was Simon. 12 of his newly chosen designs were also shown.

At the champagne opening, performed by Mike McCartney, the Eye Fund Patron, Carol and Paul presented a cheque for £9000 to Dr Deborah Broadbent and Jayne Bradley from St Paul’s Eye Hospital, Liverpool, to start a brand new counselling service.

A computer with Dolphin software, which can be used by blind and partially sighted people was also presented to Sharon Bentley funded by The Eye Fund. Sharon is losing her sight and this computer will enable her to carry on with her studies.

The LFC signed shield was won by John Sedgewick, who immediately gave it to Neil from the Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted (he is an avid Liverpool lunatic).

The Sherry family were present in force and the evening closed with a toast to Simon by Phil.

The week long exhibition raised £1000. Lots more help for people like Simon!!!

This is what it’s all about.

Carol & Paul Sherry

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