Isn’t it time you gave something back?

Giving Tuesday 2015

Today is “Giving Tuesday”. It’s a day where everyone is encouraged to give their time, money or their voice to charity, after the spending sprees of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a day to give something back.

So what am I doing?

I’m giving my voice by posting about #GivingTuesday to encourage everyone else to give back too — you can find more information on the Giving Tuesday website.

I’m also posting about the “Eye to Eye” 2016 charity walk in London, UK to raise money for Moorfields Eye Charity too — you can find more information on about the event on Moorfields’ website including details of how to register to participate. The event only started in March 2015, so it’s quite new, but it seems to be taking off now!

I’ll be giving my time to participate in Eye to Eye 2016. I’ll be walking 14 miles around London in March 2016, that’s a little over half a marathon in distance. Hopefully it won’t be snowy or icy then. This is the very first charity event I’ll be participating in, and I wanted to do something specifically for eye research both in terms of raising money and the actual event, so Eye to Eye is perfect. If you’d like to sponsor me, you can do so on my sponsorship page — every penny goes directly to Moorfields Eye Charity.

Finally, I’m giving money to Moorfields Eye Charity too. In fact I already have.

What are you giving back…?

Melissa

World Sight Day 2015

World Sight Day 2015 is today, 8th October 2015.

When was the last time you had your vision checked? If it was more than two years ago, book a sight test this month, and when you go, insist on the eye pressure test (which only takes seconds), and the visual field test (which takes a few minutes).

Having a sight test could be the best money you’ve ever spent if problems are picked up early. And you don’t have to buy glasses if you don’t want to, just use it as an eye health check instead — problems can be picked up much earlier by an optician than by you noticing a problem yourself. Tip: go to an optician which does digital retinal photography too, such as Specsavers in the UK.

If you’d like to help people who already have vision issues, you could consider donating to a charity like Moorfields Eye Charity, who do a lot of research into various eye diseases. You could fundraise for an “eye” charity too, which brings me to my next paragraph…

I’m taking part in the “Eye to Eye 2016” sponsored walk. It takes place in London (UK) next year, and raises money for Moorfields Eye Charity. I’m going to be doing the 14 mile (22.5 km) route, which starts at Moorfields Eye Hospital and finishes at the London Eye.

If you’d like to sponsor me go to https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/melissaholmes2016, or if you’d like to participate you can find more info at http://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/content/eye-eye-2016.

Any questions? 🙂

Melissa