Maddy is fundraising

Tandem Cycling Challenge for Retina UK

£435.00 + £81.25 Gift Aid = £516.25
Donated to Maddy’s £250.00 Goal

Maddy’s story

This October I'll be taking part in the Retina UK cycling challenge.

Coast to coast along Hadrian's wall with a co-cyclist who has a visual impairment.

Probably in rain.

On a tandem. 😱

I'm doing this for my granny, who has lived with RP all her life and will turn 96 this month!

Despite losing nearly all of her sight, she's inspiringly strong minded, helped raise my sister and me and still shows no sign of it stopping her enjoyment of food, family gatherings and travel. 

Also I'm doing it for the science! Retina UK is a great charity for directly supporting medical research in the lab to develop treatments for retinal disease.

I'm currently carrying out a PhD at Newcastle University working on a project to generate better testing platforms from stem cells to cure retinal diseases such as RP and AMD. I am excited to get involved with Retina UK to raise awareness and raise funds which directly support new scientific research! 

Hopefully my legs won't fail me! 

Your support in this would mean so much and any donations are so so appreciated! ❤️

Retina UK was founded in 1976 by a group of people concerned at the lack of knowledge about inherited sight loss in the medical profession, the lack of a treatments, and the lack of support for people affected. Retina UK has since evolved into a respected medical research charity and a nationwide organisation providing support and information.

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


Retina UK

We are the only UK charity dedicated solely to working for people affected by inherited sight loss.

Our vision is a world where everyone with inherited sight loss is able to live a fulfilling life.

By stimulating and funding medical research, we increase the understanding of these conditions and accelerate the search for treatments for the future.

The information and support we provide helps people lead better lives, today. We ensure no-one with inherited sight loss need feel alone.

We are in the unique position of being small enough to listen and respond to our community’s needs, but with a big enough reputation to make our voice heard by those who matter.

While we are proud of the difference make but we want to do so much more; with our passion and hard work, and the ongoing support of our amazing community, we will make our vision a reality.

Registered Charity Number: 1153851.

Find out more about Retina UK

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