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RP Fighting Blindness rebrands to Retina UK

October 17, 2018

RP Fighting Blindness, the leading UK charity dedicated solely to working for people affected by inherited retinal conditions, has today rebranded to Retina UK. As well as a new name …

Widespread errors in “proofreading” cause inherited blindness

October 12, 2018

Mistakes in “proofreading” the genetic code of retinal cells is the cause of a form of inherited blindness, retinitis pigmentosa (RP) caused by mutations in splicing factors. This new understanding …

Inspirational artist becomes RP Fighting Blindness Ambassador

October 10, 2018

Victoria Claire, a professional artist in contemporary sculpture for more than 25 years, will be working with the charity to show that it is possible to lead a limitless life …

Glittering London Charity Dinner for childhood sight loss research

Eyes on the Future Gala Dinner to raise funds for treatment of Leber congenital amaurosis, a severe degenerative eye condition. The parents of a child affected by Leber congenital amaurosis …

Working Age Group Project Survey

October 8, 2018

You may be familiar with our ongoing Working Age Group Project, which aims to provide future employment services to working age people who are living with degenerative sight loss. This …

ELVis Vision Impairment Awareness Training

October 3, 2018

On Monday 21st May, I travelled to London with two of my fundraising colleagues, Leanne Thomas and Laura Conway, for vision impairment awareness training. Paula McGrath, who is soon to …

Hope to Seaview 2018

After years in the works, the inaugural ‘Hope to Seaview’ fundraising event took place on Sunday 10th June on the Isle of White and was a huge success! Organised by RP …

RPFB Annual Conference 2018, London

This weekend just passed saw the RP Fighting Blindness annual conference take place in London. This year, as last, we were hosted by One America Square in Tower Hill. We …

Charity Digital Conference, London

On Friday I attended the Charity Digital Conference, run by the Directory of Social Change, in Holloway, London. The charity digital conference is a one-day, intensive conference which gives attendees …

Fire Marshal Training

Yesterday I attended a training course with Fire Training Bucks & MK Ltd, to ensure that as one of our nominated Fire Marshals at head office, I am up to …

Sight Village Central

RP Fighting Blindness have again exhibited at Sight Village Central in Solihull.  The two day event organised by Queen Alexandra College is attended by hundreds of people from across the …

Leeds Information Day

On Friday RP Fighting Blindness hosted an Information Day in Leeds. It was a fun day with more than 80 people coming together to listen to our speakers and network. …