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Fight for Sight to host evening of carols and speakers

Actress Sophie Thompson will speak at the sight loss charity’s event

Fight for Sight will host an evening of carols, mince pies and wine at St Stephen Walbrook church in London on 3 December.

The Carols in the City event will feature guest speaker, actress Sophie Thompson, who will talk about her family’s experience of sight loss.

Speaking about Fight for Sight’s work, Ms Thompson said: “The charity’s cause is a particularly personal one for me, not least because my mother, Phillida Law, has been a patron for many years now. Both she and my granny, Megsie, have glaucoma but unfortunately my grandma wasn’t diagnosed until the damage had already been done and she had lost her sight.”

Carols will be sung by candlelight with a performance from the Medici choir, as well as talks from researchers and people living with sight loss.

Further information about how to buy tickets for the evening is available on the event’s website.