Mikey Sheen

Walk for Wiggly Eyes 4.0: Nystagmus Network

Fundraising for Nystagmus Network
£1,092
raised of £5,000 target
by 13 supporters
Walking the full length of the Croatian Long Distance Trail, 10 May 2024
Nystagmus Network

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1180450
We foster and fund research to improve lives for people with nystagmus.

Story

Currently aiming to commence my next adventure in May 2024, I will be walking Croatia's national scenic long distance hiking trail that connects the easternmost, northernmost, westernmost and southernmost points of Croatia. Covering a distance of over 2,200km (1,400 miles) in under 90 days. I will be keeping you updated along the way as I journey my way across Croatia’s picturesque mountain trails, forest paths, coastal walks, and everything in between.

So what will Nystagmus Network do with the money raised?

The Nystagmus Network has been pushing the boundaries of nystagmus research, through direct financial investment, recruiting study participants and publicising results, since it was founded in 1984.

There’s a lot of exciting research being undertaken in the nystagmus field and the charity continues to work with UK researchers to help improve outcomes for adults and children living with congenital or acquired nystagmus. They’re also reaching out across the world with their annual international nystagmus research symposium.

IS A CURE POSSIBLE?

The more research into the causes of nystagmus the better our understanding of how it might be prevented, and, eventually, treated, particularly in the many cases where there is a genetic component. Until a cure is found, they continue to strive to improve quality of life for everyone living with nystagmus.

Your donation could be the key to all that.

To find more details on the great work Nystagmus Network are doing, click here.

Nystagmus Network partner with Fight for Sight, the UK's biggest eye research charity, to fund nystagmus specific projects. As an added advantage Fight for Sight match every pound Nystagmus Network invest. The latest projects they are jointly investing in can be found here and here.

For more details and updates from Walk for Wiggly Eyes, please check out our website.

Alternatively you can follow Walk for Wiggly Eyes at:

Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About the charity

Nystagmus Network

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1180450
Nystagmus means involuntary movements of the eye. It impairs vision, affecting focus and depth perception. At least 1 in 1,000 babies are born with nystagmus. There is currently no cure. The Nystagmus Network is a UK registered charity which provides support, raises awareness and funds research.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,091.38
+ £75.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,091.38
Offline donations
£0.00

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.