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24 December 2021

An end of year message from our Chief Executive

Karen Osborn smiles at the camera, she's stood against a purple wall wearing a yellow jacket

As 2021 comes to an end, I want to take a moment to say a heartfelt thank you for your kindness and support during the last, not always easy, year.

Whether you’ve played our weekly lottery, shared your own experiences of living with glaucoma, left us a gift in your will or taken part in one of our events, you have been generous with your time, interactions and gifts. And we are grateful to every one of you.

You’ve made it possible for us to keep our information and support services running when they’ve been needed more than ever. As people faced diagnosis and appointment delays, we’ve been here providing reassurance and advice through our helpline, glaucoma forum and glaucoma support groups.

We’re also actively funding eight glaucoma research teams who are working tirelessly to shed light on early diagnosis, improved care and new treatments that will help everyone living with glaucoma. This would not be possible without your generosity. Continuing to fund glaucoma research is vital to securing a future free from glaucoma sight loss.

While I’ll be stepping down from my role as Chief Executive early in the new year, I’ll still be excited to see how the charity continues to grow in 2022 and will remain a passionate supporter.

For those who are celebrating, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. And from all of us at Glaucoma UK, we send you our Season’s Greetings and every best wish for a new year full of hope and new possibilities.

Karen Osborn,
Chief Executive