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Melissa's 14 mile walk through London

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Melissa Holmes

Raising money for Moorfields Eye Charity and raising awareness of various eye conditions. Please donate if you're able to. Any amount helps!

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Moorfields Eye Charity

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Donations accepted until 13-06-2016

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I was diagnosed with acute angle-closure glaucoma in 2005, retinoschisis in 2012, and a detached retina in 2014. All three conditions have caused irreparable damage to my eyes, which is why I'm fundraising for research into these areas.

Glaucoma is usually caused by a build up of pressure in the eye, which causes damage to the optic nerve. It can't be cured. The damage that is done is irreversible. Drops/tablets, laser treatment and surgery are used to try and reduce the pressure in the affected eye(s), to try and prevent any further damage. With acute angle-closure glaucoma the pupil/iris can also be damaged, and this also can't be repaired.

Retinoschisis is an eye condition where the retina splits into multiple layers. It can't be treated at all.

Detached retinas can be re-attached with a high degree of success, but there is often permanent damage done to the retina and thus permanent vision problems, which can't be treated.

Event details

Eye to Eye 2016

Eye to Eye 2016 is the second annual walk from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye. There are two routes, a 14 mile (22.5 km) one and a 4 mile (6.5 km) one. I'm doing the 14 mile route. The money I raise will go towards glaucoma and retinal research.

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Event date

13-March-2016 09:00  - 
13-March-2016 17:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Moorfields Eye Hospital, 162 City Road,


Donation from a friend in London -- thank you, you know who you are. :)
Donation by Melissa Holmes
on 18-04-2016
£1.25 gift aid
Good luck Melly
Donation by Tracey
on 13-03-2016
£1.25 gift aid
Good Luck Melly xxx
Donation by Dee & Neil
on 13-03-2016
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-03-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Good Luck Mel!! :) xxx
Donation by Janice Purbrick
on 09-03-2016
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck Melly
Donation by Jan
on 24-02-2016
£6.25 gift aid
Dear Melly, Wishing you Lots of luck. You can do it. Have some chocolate after ;-) love Gill and Jennie xx
Donation by Gill and Jennie
on 12-02-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Go for it Melly!
Donation by Suey
on 06-01-2016
£3.75 gift aid
Good luck Busy Bee.
Donation by Kelly Raby
on 25-11-2015
£6.25 gift aid
Good Luck Melly x
Donation by Louise
on 13-11-2015
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £285.00
Offline Donations: £50.00
Total Raised: £335.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £378.75

Donations closed

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