Category Archives: Fundraising

Our soapy gift to volunteers

We’ve said thank you for the great efforts of our volunteers by giving them soap. We also sold some to members to raise money. There’s a nice little story behind this oddity. The liquid hand soap is made by visually … Continue reading

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Summer Cycling Fundraiser

Teresa & Vaughan Kay, along with their friends Thomas Thorpe & Vicky Grimmer, have challenged themselves to a summer of fundraising, by taking part in 4 big cycling events. And half of all the money raised will go to the … Continue reading

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Edward’s half marathon fundraiser

Edward ran 12 miles in the Vitality Big Half Marathon to raise money for the Aniridia Network. He was inspired to do so by his cousin’s daughter Sabrina, who has aniridia. He says: “Sabrina is an amazing girl with a … Continue reading

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Scarlett’s sponsored walk

Rachel’s 3-year-old daughter Scarlett has aniridia. Together they did a sponsored walk at Tiverton Canal Basins in Devon on 3 March, joined by family and friends. Despite the rain, the walk was a great success, and they raised a fantastic £1198 for … Continue reading

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1,000 Miles in 200 Days Fundraiser

Laura Cartmill has aniridia and autism, which presents challenges for her everyday life. But she hasn’t let her impairments get in the way of her ambition to achieve and inspire. For example, she plays football at the Torquay United club … Continue reading

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Orbit abseil fundraiser

Today I took a big leap to raise £1070 for aniridia. I abseiled 80 metres (262 feet) down the Orbit Tower in London. It was organised by Moorfields Eye Charity, and I was very keen to take on the challenge. … Continue reading

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500km Bike Ride Fundraiser

Cyclist Matt Hill took on his biggest challenge yet in aid of the Aniridia Network – riding 500km in a single day! That’s 100km further than the ride he completed for us last year. On Saturday 16th June, Matt cycled across … Continue reading

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Half Marathon Fundraiser

Katja Lumezi’s daughter Tina was born with aniridia, and from the moment she was diagnosed they have received “immensely valuable” support from the Aniridia Network and Moorfields Eye Hospital. To show their gratitude, Katja ran the Hackney Half Marathon on … Continue reading

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Clear out raises over £35

Like everyone, we’ve got stuff in the house we don’t really need. So as part of a neighbourhood event we held a jumble sale in front of our house.  The proceeds were split between our two favourite charities. Once we … Continue reading

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Boxing Fundraiser for ANUK

David Simpson has taken part in the Judgement Day charity boxing contest at the York Hall arena in Bethnal Green, London. The event itself was raising money for Action for Children, but each boxer could also raise money for the charity … Continue reading

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