Fantastic 6 months for The Eye Fund

What a great 6 months The Eye Fund has had. Money coming from everywhere.

It is great that so many people make time to enjoy themselves and at the same time raise funds for our charity.

Here are just some of the events that have taken place:

  • Race nights at Formby Social Club: £500
  • Race nights Ashville Lodge, WSBPS: £214
  • Race nights Commercial Traveller’s Lodge: £613
  • Luncheon Club Formby, Talk: £393
  • Helen’s Cocktail Parties: £385
  • Jewellery sales, Vocal Infinity choir: £484
  • Donation, Vocal infinity, their charity for the year: £1000
  • Gig for Simon: £1189
  • Gift Aid recipes: £987
  • Great Mogul Quizzes: £591

Let’s hope we can carry on like this so we can help even more people like Simon who are visually-impaired.

Thank you, everyone.

A night at the Ashville Lodge races

What a great night we all had at Ashville Lodge, home of The Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted. Although there were only 35 ‘Punters’ (health and safety) we made over £428 between the two charities.

Thanks to all who attended and many thanks to the volunteers who did a remarkable job looking after the visually-impaired.

Great month of November

We have just had a fantastic month of November with money coming in from all sides.

We’ve had Sales, 3 Craft fairs, and a Race night all bringing in £660.49.

Then we have had various donations with another £406.36, and 8 monthly mandates with £62.50.

The total for the month is £1129.35. Thanks to everyone who bought, donated, helped in any way.

Wouldn’t it be great if that came in every month?

Great Race Night in Prenton

What a great night we had at The Eye Fund Race Night on 21st March.

We took a fabulous £536.50 from the tickets, the raffle and the on screen betting. Everyone enjoyed themselves and there were some great raffle prizes.

Thanks to all the sponsors of the races: Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s, Caernarvon Castle, Festival flowers, The Acorn Pub, and Rod & Jean Sherratt.

Looking forward to the next one already. Thanks again to all who made it a great success.

A table full of people enjoying the race night.
A table full of people enjoying the race night.
Helen and Carol with Dr. Deborah Broadbent and Jayne Bradley from St Paul’s Eye Hospital.
Helen and Carol with Dr. Deborah Broadbent and Jayne Bradley from St Paul’s Eye Hospital.

Charity Race Night in Higher Bebington

Now this was a fun night. We had a Race Night at Victoria Hall in Higher Bebington. Everything was going well and we were just about to start when the DVD player failed to play.

Imagine, a race night with no racing.

However, one bright ‘punter’ brought their laptop in and managed to get the night off to a good start.

We had a hot-pot supper laid on; that was delicious. Plenty of donations helped us take over £200 on the raffle. The local shopkeepers were very generous. The betting was quick and heavy before each race.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and we were the overall winners taking £1200 on the night.

Thanks Beryl and everyone who helped.

Race Night Results

The latest fund raising venture was a Race Night organised by David. The venue was the Marine Football club in Crosby (where David and Anne-Marie had their evening do for their wedding).

The evening was a great success and a real family happening. Everyone from Phil’s Nan, Paul’s brother from Leicestershire, Jake from Blackburn, and not forgetting Jamie, Ciaran and 2 year-old William. Everyone had a brilliant time and a lovely hot-pot supper (sorry Phil).

After expenses, the amount raised was over £700. Well Done David! (even if he has a few more grey hairs now)

Now! What’s next???

~ Carol Sherry

Charity Race Night

On Saturday 18th October The Eye Fund will be holding a Race Night at Marine Football Club in Crosby.

The evening promises to be a fast and furious one, with some fantastic prizes available for each race. There will also be a Hot-Pot Supper included in the price. Starting at 7:30 and finishing at around 10:00 grab yourself the chance to win big!

Tickets will be available from any member of The Eye Fund at the usual contact addresses. Get yours soon to make sure that you don’t miss out on a great night!