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Melissa's 14 mile walk through London

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Melissa Holmes
London

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

Raising money for
Moorfields Eye Charity

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Total raised
£335.00

Target
£500.00

67%

Donations accepted until 13-06-2016

Donations closed

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About

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.

For more information see: http://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/content/eye-eye-2016

Event date

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

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed

Location

Moorfields Eye Hospital, 162 City Road,
London,
EC1V 2PD,
UNITED KINGDOM

Donations

Donation by Margaret
on 08-10-2015
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Melly xxx
Donation by Sharon and Hobbit
on 08-10-2015
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Supporting Emma B through you Melissa. Good luck and well done
Donation by Kettle Family
on 06-10-2015
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Best of luck Melissa! Keep up the fight and your RD friends in the USA are with you all the way!
Donation by Kevin Holbrook
on 06-10-2015
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well, I've got to support my eye buddies, haven't I?! Go for it, Melissa... I think you'll deserve a bar of chocolate at the end! ;-)
Donation by Emma Beasley
on 05-10-2015
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Best of luck on the walk - though I know you've got this :-)
Donation by Jude
on 02-10-2015
£25.00
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Lainey
on 02-10-2015
£25.00
£0.00 gift aid
Just a little to get you going Melissa, Good luck in your walk. If there is an apple shop near the finish, Im sure you will do it pretty quickly..lol
Donation by Dianne & Paul
on 02-10-2015
£10.00
£0.00 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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