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Arrowe Park Eye Department held a Christmas coffee morning
for staff and patients, including a very
successful raffle – raising a massive £630.
Thanks to Sue Derry and her
colleagues for all their hard work – and to the patients for their enthusiastic
purchasing of the raffle tickets!
(Any patients who would
like to support the Appeal by running a raffle among their own families and
friends, can contact us for a raffle prize from the stock of prizes which have
been generously donated by local firms and individuals. Go to the ‘contact us’
page of this website to get in touch).
Hundreds of talented young people from South Wirral High
School Visual and Performing Arts College (VAPA) have put on another wonderful
three days of dance and drama – and generously donated the tickets sales
proceeds from the Charity Night to the Forsight Appeal.
Appeal Co-ordinator Marie Stacey, who attended the evening,
said: ‘The standard of organisation and performance was absolutely stupendous
and I enjoyed every minute of it. The young people are so talented and
entertaining. I would like to thank every one of them for the wonderful
evening, never mind the fantastic cheque for £820 for the Appeal.
During the interval, Marie, who is a patient of Arrowe
Park’s Eye Clinic, was asked to tell the audience about the Appeal, and her own
experience of being told her sight was in danger and would need immediate
intervention to save it. Following her talk, several members of the audience
also gave private donations to the Appeal.
Said Marie: ‘ I say this every time I talk about Forsight –
every single penny we are given is spent entirely on equipment to help Wirral’s
Eye Team save other people’s sight. Not one postage stamp is bought, or drop of
petrol paid for out of Forsight Appeal funds. All appeal costs are generously
donated by local firms or paid for by the committee members from their own
‘I would like to thank Catherine McCormack, the headteacher
of South Wirral High, and Becky Dutton, the director of the Visual and
Performing Arts College, for their hard work and encouragement.
‘But most of all I want to thank all the pupils of the school
for putting on another stunning show. Their talent, enthusiasm and passion for
performance is unforgettable. The thanks of the patients and staff at the Eye
Clinics, and the Forsight Appeal committee, goes to every one of them.’