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Help us by giving a regular gift

Giving a regular monthly or quarterly donation of any amount is a wonderful way to help Retina UK support the inherited sight loss community.

Your generous gifts will help us plan for the future by securing investment in research to find treatments, and to provide information and support to families affected by inherited sight loss today.

Thank you so much for considering giving a regular donation to Retina UK. This can be monthly or quarterly, and can be any amount of your choice (£2 minimum).

Your regular gifts could help us to:

  • Fund our Helpline, Talk & Support service, Peer Support Groups and information events
  • Maintain and update our website and online support groups
  • Publish our Look Forward magazine and regular eNewsletters
  • Continue supporting the medical research projects we have committed to fund
  • Call for new grant applications from talented scientists.

Please consider setting up a direct debit for any amount you can comfortably give to help ensure we can be here for everybody affected by inherited sight loss for years to come.

Give regularly to Retina UK

Complete this direct debit form on the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website to start making a difference for people affected by inherited sight loss. Please note: if you set up a direct debit via CAF, the payments will appear on your bank statement as ‘Charity donation’.

Set up your direct debit

What your monthly donation could fund:

  • £10 each month for a year could help us answer 12 calls to our Helpline, providing information and support related to inherited sight loss and offering emotional support.
  • £20 could keep our website up and running for two days each month.
  • £40 could fund use of a state-of-the-art microscope in research for one week each month.
  • £100 could pay for one PhD student on a research project for one day each month.

Contact our friendly fundraising team to find out more or if you would like help to set up your direct debit: fundraising@RetinaUK.org.uk, 01280 821334.

Frequently asked questions

Retina UK is in touch with more than 10,000 members of the inherited sight loss community each year, and is one of the leading funders of research into inherited retinal dystrophies. We receive no government funding, and so rely entirely on the generosity of supporters like you to fund our important work. Your regular gift would help us plan for the future and ensure we can continue being there for everyone who needs us for years to come.

While we appreciate every donation towards our work, general donations enable us to work proactively and respond to the greatest need. However you are more than welcome to specify whether you would like your donation to be used solely for research if you prefer. Just let us know.

Visit this page and set up your direct debit on CAF. If you need help to do this, you are more than welcome to call the fundraising team on 01280 821334 and provide your details over the phone. You will receive the direct debit paperwork in the post, and can cancel at any time by letting us know.

You will receive regular updates about the impacts of your donations, and the knowledge that you are making a difference to the lives of people affected by inherited sight loss across the UK.