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Easter Fundraising

Easter weekend in 2024 starts on Friday 29 March and if you can use the long bank holiday weekend to fundraise for Retina UK, we would love to hear from you!

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Pancake Day Fundraising

Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday, which in 2025 falls on Tuesday 4 March, could be a great opportunity to fundraise for Retina UK, whilst having fun and eating lots of yummy pancakes!

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Joining the research effort

Many research studies could not take place without the participation of people living with inherited sight loss.

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Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is back! And we’re aiming to raise more than ever before. Our target this year is a staggering £56,000!

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Run Locally

As well as many of the well known races, we also have places available in hundreds of local runs. Wherever you live, you can run as part of #TeamRetinaUK!

Funding paves the way for achromatopsia

A research project funded by Retina UK helped pave the way to a new gene therapy that has recently produced encouraging results in two young people with achromatopsia, a condition that causes complete colour-blindness and poor overall vision from birth.

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Involving our community

Our community is informed and knowledgeable about current research projects into the cause(s) of and treatments for these conditions.

x-linked inheritance

X-linked inheritance means that the faulty gene is located on the X chromosome, the larger of the two sex chromosomes.

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Trusts and Foundations

Inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) are the leading cause of blindness in working-age people in the UK, and children as young as eighteen-months are regularly diagnosed.