Category Archives: Fundraising

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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Scarlett’s sponsored walk

Rachel’s 3-year-old daughter Scarlett has aniridia. Together they are raising money for Aniridia Network by doing a sponsored walk at Tiverton Canal Basins in Devon at 10am on 3 March. Please sponsor them and go along to support them.

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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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400km in 1 day fundraising bike ride

Matt rode his bike 408 miles from London to Worcestershire and back again, in one day to raise money for Aniridia Network UK. He set out at sunrise and rode as the temperature soared to 40°C. He retuned 15 hours … Continue reading

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Golden wedding celebration fundraises £95

Being married for 50 years is an achievement. This is the milestone that my parents achieved in March this year. My father has aniridia (as to the best of our knowledge did his father), as did his brother. When my … Continue reading

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Kids complete Mini Great North Run in aid of aniridia

Four children, one with aniridia took part in this years Mini Great North Run to raise funds for us. Their generous sponsors gave £525 via JustGiving plus a £100 cheque, for them completing the 1.5 kilometre challenge which is open to 3 … Continue reading

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