The Big Give Christmas Challenge is fast approaching!

Posted on: Thursday 16 November 2017

RP Fighting Blindness has been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s largest match funding campaign.

We will be raising money for a new research project, led by Dr Mariya Moosajee at UCL / Moorfields, exploring an alternative to traditional gene therapy for Usher syndrome. This work has the potential to lead to a new treatment for a whole range of inherited retinal dystrophies, not just Usher syndrome.

What happens during the Christmas Challenge?
Donations made to the project online at between 12pm on 28th November and 12pm on 5th December will be doubled at no additional cost to our supporters. This is your chance to make twice the impact on ground-breaking research.

What do I need to do?
• Make a note in your diary for 12pm on 28th November, including the website address:
• Make your donation between that time and 12pm on 5th December.
• Spread the word and the link amongst friends and family, and encourage them to donate during the campaign too.
• Follow us on social media for updates, videos and more.

If you want to donate to our work this festive season this is the way to do it! Your contribution will go twice as far.

If you have any questions about the campaign or the project please contact Deborah Laing, Senior Fundraising Manager, on 01280 821334 or email

Thank you for your support!