Up for a challenge? If so, it’s time to dust off those trainers, get out your cycling shorts and get active to support people with glaucoma.
Get inspired by the stories of our amazing supporters who have taken on incredible challenges to raise funds – then read on to find out how to get up and running with your own fundraising challenge.
Read below about some of the amazing achievements of our supporters
Nicky ran the London Marathon and raised a fantastic £1,559 with more to come. Here’s what Nicky said:
I did it!!!! Loved every second and completed it in 4 hr 55. Thank you Glaucoma UK for making it possible and to all those who donated
Well done and thank you to Keith Barton and David Celaschi who raised £25,751. They made it! Here’s an update from Keith:
We did it! 196 miles with around 120 others through beautiful country lanes (and frightening Parisian traffic). Fish and chips, bananas, peanuts, a lot of dried fruit and some good strong tea in Buchy. I think we put on a couple of kgs each. I also never realised the Eurostar seats were so hard.
Pamela’s son, Josh, was diagnosed with glaucoma at just 7 months old. Thank you Pamela for walking 26 miles in a kilt to raise money for childhood glaucoma. Pamela says:
This was a long hard emotional process as doctors did not diagnose him until I fought to see a specialist. We are very lucky Josh still has his vision. He struggles very much in light, house Lights or Sunlight. Most mornings it takes over 30 mins to wake him as he refuses to open his eyes. I had never heard of a child with glaucoma until it happened to Josh. Congenital glaucoma is unusual; it occurs in about 1 out of 10,000 births. I wanted to raise funds for Glaucoma UK to help them raise awareness and support families with young children who have glaucoma.
You’ve decided to take on a challenge in aid of Glaucoma UK. Great! Now it’s to get your fundraising up and running.
Below you’ll find details of how to download our fundraising pack full of useful information, set up a JustGiving page, and share your progress with us on social media.
And don’t forget to tell us what you’re up to! We’ll be here to help and support you every step of the way.
Set up a bespoke Glaucoma UK fundraising page for your challenge and start fundraising for us online.
Don’t forget to post regular updates on social media throughout your challenge. Tag us in your posts using the hashtag #GlaucomaUK
Whatever you’re planning, you can make a difference to people with glaucoma and raise money while having fun.
Let us know what you’re planning by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org