Garden Party
16 May 2017

Come and join us on Sunday 9 July for our annual garden party at Cirencester Park, by kind permission of The Earl and Countess Bathurst (from 2pm - 5pm).

You will enjoy afternoon tea to the sounds of a live band and in the delightful surroundings of the gardens at Cirencester Park. Relax in the knowledge that your donation is helping to fund vital research to treat eye disease, sight loss and blindness.

La Fille Mal Gardee Ballet evening
19 January 2017


Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who have purchased tickets to the ballet. We are delighted that the event is completely sold out but regret this means that we cannot offer any more tickets for sale.

30th Birthday Garden Party
3 July 2016

We are pleased to announce that our 30th birthday garden party will be held at Stowell Park in the Cotwolds near Northleach by kind courtesy of Lord and Lady Vestey.

4 March 2016

Thornbury Rotary Club have generously organised a swimarathon in support of National Eye Research Centre with sessions from 4 - 6 March 2016.

Sam Gaussen Memorial Lecture
15 February 2016

We are delighted to announce that the date for our Sam Gaussen Memorial Lecture has been confirmed as Monday 15 February 2016.

We are very excited that Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw, one of the world's most inspiring ophthalmological speakers, has kindly agreed to deliver the inaugural lecture "Translating Laboratory Discovery to Life Changing Treatments"

RAF Concert
17 November 2015

On Tuesday 17 November we are inviting you to join us for a concert by the Central Band of the RAF to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Colston Hall, Bristol. To make your evening even more special you can, if you wish, have supper beforehand at the delightful Hotel du Vin.

Tickets are priced at £60 each with supper (includes a £15 donation) or £35 each without supper (includes a £10 donation)

Garden Party
4 July 2015

Our annual fundraising Garden Party will be held at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden on Saturday 4 July 2015 from 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm.

Sam Gaussen Memorial Lecture
16 June 2015

Unfortunately we had to cancel this event. We hope to rearrange it at a later date. Please return to this site for further updates.

The keynote speech was due to be delivered by the inspirational ophthalmologist, Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw with a guest appearance by National Eye Research Centre's Ambassador and Paralympic medal winner, Jade Etherington. We look forward to welcoming them at the rescheduled event.


Studio Show and Art Sale: Paintings and Pots2
20 March 2015

20 - 22 March 2015, Harrogate

Bruce Noble and Dan Ash are pleased to invite you to their second Open Studio Exhibition of Paintings and Pots.

The exbition will be held at:

The Lodge, Swindon Lane, Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate HG3 1HH (close to the village church)

Opening times are:

Friday 20: 18:00 - 21:00

Saturday 21: 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday 22: 10:00 - 12:30

Henleaze Christmas Festival 2014
11 February 2015

The Henleaze Christmas festival took place on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.   The annual prize draw which supports 4 local charities raised £500 for the National Eye Research Centre.  We would like to say a big "THANK YOU" to the organisers of the event and the local community who purchased tickets.  Organiser of the event Nina Newsom (of Newsom & Davies Opticians) kindly delivered the ch

World Shirdi Sai Baba luncheon to support Eye Research
23 November 2014

The World Shirdi Sai Baba Organisation is holding a fundraising luncheon in support of Eye Research at Dans le Noir restaurant in London on Sunday 23 November 2014.

World Shirdi Sai Baba Organisation (WSSBO UK) is a charitable society (Charity No:1142795) engaged in spreading the Sai movement in the UK.

The main objectives of the WSSBO (UK) are as follows:

6 November 2014

You are cordially invited to join us for an English National Ballet performance of Coppelia on Thursday 6 November 2014.

BUPA Great Yorkshire Run
28 September 2014

Please support our fantastic supporter Helen Garvey when she takes part in the BUPA Great Yorkshire run on 28 September 2014.


Bristol Carrots NightWalk
26 September 2014

Carrot NightWalk

Unfortunately our charity partner, Fight for Sight, has decided to cancel the Carrots NightWalk in Bristol on Friday 26 September 2014.

Garden Party
13 July 2014

We are pleased to once again be hosting our annual Garden Party and this year it will be held at Stancombe Park, near Dursley on Sunday 13 July by kind permission of Mrs Barlow.

Leeds Half Marathon
11 May 2014

Please support our wonderful Leeds team who are running in the Leeds Half Marathon on 11 May 2014. They describe themselves as a team of runners most of whom would now make the "veteran" category, not as fit as they'd like to be but all keen to support eye research. They'd really appreciate any help you can give, which will go towards improving our understanding of the causes of blindness and developing better treatments for eye conditions. 


Bristol 10k
11 May 2014

Ian Richmond is running the Bristol 10k for National Eye Research Centre on 11 May 2014. Ian is a great guy, not only does he design great web sites (like this one, which we're really proud of) but in his spare time he runs for our charity.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Fell Race
26 April 2014

Alison Weston, an optometrist at St James's University Hospital in Leed, is participating in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Fell Race this Saturday (26 April) in support of National Eye Research Centre

Here's what she had to say about it:

I am hoping to complete my 15th Yorkshire 3 Peaks Fell Race on 26/04/2014. This 23 mile endurance event has given me a lot of pleasure (and also a lot of pain!) over the years and although it is very short notice I am trying to raise some money for National Eye Research Centre to mark this event and I would really appreciate your support.

CATS - Bristol Hippodrome
24 October 2013

Fundraising theatre visit to see the Andrew Lloyd Webber production of CATS.

Bristol Half Marathon
15 September 2013

Sasha Woods, a current PhD student, whose studentship is funded by the National Eye Research Centre, is running the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday 15 September 2013