A fruit pavlova with a Retina UK collecting tin at the rear of the picture

Birthday Fundraising

Mark your special day, whilst fundraising for people with inherited sight loss.

This year, make your birthday extra special by asking for donations to Retina UK in lieu of gifts or cards. The money you raise will help support people affected by inherited sight loss to lead better lives today and accelerate the search for treatments for the future.

  • A £10 donation could fund a call to our Helpline, providing vital information and support
  • A £25 donation could help find future treatments by funding a researcher for an hour.

Thank you for wanting to celebrate with Retina UK. We’ve put together some fundraising tips to help you get started.


Let your family and friends know why you’re supporting Retina UK, when your birthday is and how much you’re hoping to raise.

Create a Facebook fundraising page


Update the story section to let your loved ones know why you’ve decided to support Retina UK for your birthday, add a photo so your family and friends know they’re on the right page and then share the link to your page.

Create a JustGiving page

Share your celebration

Let everyone know that your supporting Retina UK for your birthday this year and share it on social media.  As you do – don’t forget to tag us in your posts so we can engage with your posts. You can find us on:

Here to help

Whether you’ve got a question about setting up a fundraising page or have another idea in mind for celebrating your birthday, our Fundraising team is here to help. Email us on Fundraising@RetinaUK.org.uk or call our team on 01280 815900.

“Mum was celebrating her 80th birthday and decided that she already had enough possessions to last a lifetime! We asked family and friends for donations in lieu of any gifts. With a fundraising page, it was super easy to do. You can include the link on your party invitation. We kept celebrating our total as we went along – it encouraged anyone who may have forgotten to contribute too. We raised £993.75! Mum and the whole family are delighted!”