Fundraising for eye research

700 people complete charity walk in aid of Moorfields Eye Hospital

People on Moorfields' Eye to Eye walk

Moorfields Eye Hospital has hosted a charity walk in a bid to raise £150,000 that would be used to fund vital eye research.

More than 700 people, and eight dogs, took part in the sponsored walk from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye. The Eye to Eye walk is held annually by the Moorfields Eye Charity to raise funds for research that the NHS trust performs into a range of eye conditions.

Discussing the fundraising initiative, chair of the Moorfields Eye Charity, Mervyn Walker, who ran the 14-mile route last year, said: “We have been delighted by the enthusiastic response from Moorfields staff, members and patients to this event as we strive to raise more money for the hospital’s pre-eminent research programme.

He added: “Everyone was in great spirits and it was nice to be able to meet and personally thank the other walkers for their fantastic support.”

Having participated in the walk for the first time, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, David Probert, said: “I was bowled over by how passionate and energetic everyone was and it was great to speak to staff, patients and their loved ones while exploring the sights of London.”