The initiative, which first launched in 2015 with a week-long event, is building on its success by encouraging people to register to host events throughout the month of October. Members of the public can challenge their senses and help fund pioneering eye research by hosting a dinner party with a difference; whether it be a blindfolded breakfast, lights-out lunch, pitch black picnic, challenging cheese and wine or dinner in the dark.
Fight for Sight is encouraging members of the public from across the UK to host blindfolded food events throughout October to help fund research into conditions such as; age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, corneal disease, and rare eye conditions.
Fight for Sight is calling on members of the public including those with first-hand experience of sight loss, those who have a loved-one affected by an eye condition, eye health professionals, researchers or those who simply want to do something fun to support a valuable cause, to register to host an event.
Sharon Petrie, Interim Director of Fundraising at Fight for Sight, said: “We’re excited to build on the success of our first Feast your Eyes event by extending this year’s fundraising initiative throughout the month of October.
“We would encourage people to come together with friends, family and colleagues alike to host a fun dine in the dark event and play a part inraising vital funds for pioneering eye research. Every day 100 people in the UK start to lose their sight and nearly two million are living with sight loss. Fight for Sight fund pioneering research into a number of different eye conditions to help make sight loss a thing of the past.”
Feast your Eyes fundraisers can get involved in just six easy steps:
- Sign up – visit Fightforsight.org.uk/feast to register and receive a free Feast your Eyes pack, complete with blindfolds
- Invite – decide on the venue, date during October and guest list
- Cook – serve your favourite dishes or try a tricky-to-eat treat to test your guests
- Blindfold – challenge the senses for a true dine in the dark experience
- Eat, drink and have fun
- Donate – support Fight for Sight and let your guests know how much you raised.
For further information on Fight for Sight please visit www.FightforSight.org.uk or call 020 7264 3900.