Charity Fundraising Campaign
Our Charity Team raises funds to provide care and support over
and above the resources supplied by core NHS funding. The charity
supports three core areas of treatment, care and research.
More specifically the Charity supports projects to create
friendlier spaces within the hospital, to purchase specialist
equipment that makes diagnosis and treatment of our patients
quicker and easier, and medical research to improve our
understanding of illnesses and how best to treat them.
To mark Manchester Royal Eye Hospital's Bicentenary, we are
aiming to raise £200,000 - a thousand pounds for every year of the
hospital's heritage - for a project that will develop a world class
paediatric ophthalmic genetic unit at the hospital.
The £200,000 project will improve the current service to make
the clinic more family friendly, able to provide more effective
screening for genetic eye diseases and able to give more specialist
advice, information and assistance to families with children who
have eye problems.
Components of the project will include:
- Improvements to the Children's Out-patient Clinic (Clinic H) to
make it more child and family friendly
- A hand-held Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine, which
can be used to diagnose and monitor retinal and optic nerve
diseases in infants, young and disabled children who would not be
able to comfortably uses a standard table top OCT machine
- To fund equipment, which will provide more effective screening
tests for genetic eye diseases
- To provide specific counselling, advice and assistance to
families when a child is diagnosed with a serious eye
- If funds allow, to develop a website and blog to assist
patients, patient support groups and their families
If you are interested in finding out more about the charity or
if you would like to get involved in fundraising for this
project please visit www.cmftcharity.org.uk.
Alternatively, you can call 0161 276 4522, email email@example.com
or visit the team in The Lodge (near the Trust Headquarters) on
Oxford Road or in the Charity Office in the Children's Hospital