A large group of Retina UK volunteers standing outside in the sunshine

Meet our volunteers

Volunteers founded our charity in the 1970s and they continue to be at our heart.

We simply could not deliver our information and support services without our dedicated volunteers. Our Helpline, Talk and Support service and Local Peer Support Groups rely on their commitment.

Our volunteers

A woman with long fair hair wearing a Retina UK tshirt

Meet our volunteers: Cindy Peacock

“Being part of something and feeling that you are not alone,” are just two of the positive benefits Cindy Peacock says she experiences as a volunteer with Retina UK.

Daniel Summers

Meet our volunteers: Daniel Summers

Dan found out he had retinitis pigmentosa in February 2022, but he feels it has been “on cards for years”. He said he had “an inkling something was up but never did anything about it: a typical guy I guess!”

Dr Katerina Tavoulari

Meet our volunteers: Dr Katerina Tavoulari

Katerina joined the Retina UK team at the start of 2023 after hearing about the charity through her involvement in a research project at the University of Bath, where she works as an academic.