Fight for Sight, the charity that funds pioneering eye research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease, is offering places in its annual Carrots NightWalk to other sight loss and vision charities across the UK.
Six charities, including the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, the International Glaucoma Association, the Macular Disease Society, Nystagmus Network, Olivia’s Vision and RP Fighting Blindness, have already signed up for the event which takes place in London on 21 September 2012. Their supporters can make use of these places to fundraise for their charity.
Partner charities pay for their places, so participants who take a place from a partner charity will fundraise for that charity and all funds they generate go directly to the partner charity. People taking a Fight for Sight place will fundraise for Fight for Sight.
'See London in the dark' is the event's strapline.
Michele Acton, Chief Executive of Fight for Sight, said: “The 2011 Fight for Sight Carrots NightWalk was extremely successful, raising over £58,000 to support our work in making sight loss a thing of the past. This year we felt that the Carrots NightWalk would be a fantastic way to for us to join forces with other organisations and work together to do even more to bring hope to people living without sight.
“Whether Carrots NightWalk participants choose to support Fight for Sight or the important work of other sight loss charities, everyone taking part will be helping to create a future everyone can see, and we are delighted that so many organisations across the charity sector are coming together to address sight loss in such an innovative way.”