Teeing off for charity

Fight for Sight hosts annual golf day fundraiser

16 Aug 2017 by Emily McCormick

Fight for Sight golf dayA total of 80 keen golfers have gathered in Warwickshire for the 23rd annual charity golf day in aid of Fight for Sight.

Sponsored by Specsavers, the event raised over £11,000 for the eye research charity.

The 18-hole competition was held at the Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club and organised by Debbie White, chair of the Fight for Sight Warwickshire committee.

While the annual event raises funds for Fight for Sight, 50% of proceeds will go to the ‘Team Tilda’ group which supports research into corneal dystrophy, a condition that Warwickshire-based eight-year-old, Matilda Henley, has. 

Matilda was diagnosed with the condition when she was 18 months old. Macular dystrophy causes micro cysts to form and burst on the outer layer of the eye.

Ms White and the charity’s Warwickshire committee have been fundraising for Fight for Sight for over 22 years. She commented: "We are grateful to our core supporters and it’s always great to welcome new ones. It would not be possible to raise these funds without their continued support."

Discussing the research funded by Fight for Sight, Ms White, who has Usher Syndrome, said: "The research projects Fight for Sight fund are so important to understand conditions like mine and Matilda’s. We will only find better treatments and solutions for sight loss through research, hence my passion for fundraising for such an amazing charity."

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