This week we have fantastic news to report… Arrowe Park Hospital League of Friends has donated a stupendous £30,000 towards the £150,000 EYESI Simulator. The cheque was presented to Mr Mark Watts by League of Friends representatives Ellen Clark, Beryl Dare, Ken Robinson and Jean Kaye.
The money was raised through the League of Friends shop at Arrowe Park Hospital.
This magnificent cheque means that our aim of buying the entire EYESI suite of software by the end of the year has become a realistic hope.
Said Forsight Appeal Chair Mike Unwin: “This is a huge amount of money to receive in one go and we can never thank the hospital's League of Friends enough. It gives us real impetus to work harder still to raise the remaining money and ensure our eye surgeons have the equipment they so desperately need. We have already bought the machine itself and the first set of software – which allows trainees to practise cataract surgery. This League of Friends donation takes us a long way towards being able to buy the software which simulates retinal operations, repairing the back of the eye.”
The EYESI is already playing a crucial role in saving the sight of a many people across Merseyside, and the Appeal committee is determined to get it fully operational as soon as possible.
Mike added: We know that many people are planning to raise some money for the Appeal this year, and we can only beg them to still do so. We need as much help and support from other local organisations as possible.
“I cannot thank The League of Friends enough for their wonderful generosity in supporting Forsight. Anyone in Merseyside who needs an operation to save their sight will owe these wonderful people a lasting debt of gratitude.”