Charity Fundraising Campaign

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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 condition
  • 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

Alternatively, you can call 0161 276 4522, email or visit the team in The Lodge (near the Trust Headquarters) on Oxford Road or in the Charity Office in the Children's Hospital Atrium.