They did it! - Keith and David's London to Paris 24 hour cycle
Our former Chair Keith Barton stood down after five years at the helm of the IGA. With his colleague, David Celaschi, Consultant Anaesthetist at Moorfields, he cycled from London to Paris this May Day Bank Holiday weekend to raise funds vital to support people with glaucoma. Quite a challenge, as they cycled 200 miles within 24 hours!
Keith said; ‘We did it! 196 miles with around 120 others through beautiful country lanes (and frightening Parisian traffic). Fish and chips, bananas, peanuts, a lot of dried fruit and some good strong tea in Buchy. I think we put on a couple of kgs each. I also never realised the Eurostar seats were so hard.’
If you would like to donate to Keith and David, click on the photo.
Keith and David's London to Paris 24 hour cycle
Our former Chair Keith Barton stood down after five years at the helm of the IGA. With his colleague, David Celaschi, Consultant Anaesthetist at Moorfields, he will be cycling from London to Paris in April, to raise funds for the IGA. Quite a challenge, as they will be cycling 300K within 24 hours! If you would like to donate to Keith and David, click on the image below:
Globally, glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness and the number of people with glaucoma is increasing. In the UK, it is the most common cause of preventable blindness. Together, we can seek to find a cure.
Imagine what it would mean to you to gradually lose your sight, not to see your children or grandchildren clearly, no longer being able to drive. Having glaucoma can also lead to an increase in trips and falls, anxiety, isolation and an increasing dependence on others.
But blindness from glaucoma can be prevented.
Your support will make a difference to people with glaucoma today and will protect future generations from unnecessary sight loss from glaucoma.
To support our work and prevent someone from losing their sight from glaucoma unnecessarily make a donation. You can also send a cheque, made payable by the International Glaucoma Association or by calling us on 01233 64 81 71.
Thank you to all our fundraisers- IGA news Summer 2016:
There are a number of ways that you can help to fundraise for the IGA. You can organise your own event and use JustGiving.com to promote it. Or you may want to raise funds through a local event. If so, we have cardboard collection boxes that can be used. If you are a business or a high-street optician, you may want a collection box.If you would like to talk to someone at IGA about how we can help please call: 01233 64 81 71 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Organise your own fundraising event and use JustGiving to promote it!
JustGiving is an online sponsorship service that makes it easier for you to raise money and claim Gift Aid on any donations. It is an ideal fundraising tool for fundraising events you would like to participate in such as the Flora London Marathon. On the site you are able to create personal fundraising pages (you can even add a photo or picture), which can then be emailed to all your friends and colleagues.
They can then sponsor you directly through the Justgiving website by clicking on a link. It is completely secure, and the money will then be passed on to the IGA. Another added benefit is that Gift Aid is automatically claimed, which means an extra 25p for each pound donated goes directly to the IGA (and will be added to your fundraising total).
Just go to www.justgiving.com/iga and follow the easy steps to start creating your own fundraising page (registration is FREE).