Nystagmus Network supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom’s achievements in special fundraising event


New fundraising initiative over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend of Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May to celebrate his life and amazing achievements   Captain Tom 100 invites people all over the world to take on a challengebased around the number 100 to raise funds for charity  Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since … Continue reading Nystagmus Network supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom’s achievements in special fundraising event

Nystagmus Network runners to be part of world’s first 100,000 person marathon


50,000 runners to take on world’s biggest virtual marathon on Sunday 3 October with 50,000 runners to tackle the traditional London Marathon route on the same day With the results of the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon Ballot announced recently, the Nystagmus Network has 3 places for anyone who wants to raise crucial funds while … Continue reading Nystagmus Network runners to be part of world’s first 100,000 person marathon

Looking forward to 20 June


We’re launching something BIG for Nystagmus Awareness Day 2021 But first, a question. Who’s your favourite children’s author? David Walliams? Eva Ibbotson? Onjali Rauf? Eoin Colfer? Malorie Blackman? Adam Blade? J K Rowling? Jacqueline Wilson? Please contact us with the name your child’s or your favourite children’s author THANK YOU

Congratulations, Dr Thomas


The Nystagmus Network is sending huge congratulations to the newly qualified Dr Nikita Thomas. Dr Thomas achieved her PhD this month. Nikita is well known to members of the Nystagmus Network for her engaging personality and confident presentations on her latest nystagmus research. On World Sight Day 2020, Nikita was named an Eye Health Hero … Continue reading Congratulations, Dr Thomas

Sam’s challenge of a lifetime


Nystagmus Network Trustee, Sam Jones will be cycling 500 miles around the North Coast of Scotland in June this year to raise money for the Nystagmus Network. It’s the ultimate road trip and the challenge of a lifetime. What people may not realise is that Sam has nystagmus himself and is acually the reason the … Continue reading Sam’s challenge of a lifetime

A Christmas message from Tim


Nystagmus Network Chairman, Tim Cuddeford has sent a Christmas message to members of the Nystagmus Network. Tim spoke of the challenges that 2020 has brought for everyone, not least the nystagmus community, but also highlighted the successes the charity has been able to achieve, thanks to the support of our intrepid fundraisers and donors and … Continue reading A Christmas message from Tim

Thank you for donating to our BBC Radio 4 appeal


Thank you to everyone who gave to our BBC Radio 4 charity appeal in June this year. The appeal raised £9, 230. You can read what a difference the appeal has made to the charity and the nystagmus community on the BBC website here where you can also listen again to Richard Osman presenting the … Continue reading Thank you for donating to our BBC Radio 4 appeal

Thank you, Zoe


It’s fitting that our final nystagmus hero of 2020 is someone who has been working tirelessly all year looking after some of our most vulnerable people. Zoe is a care supervisor and head house keeper in a care home, working over 40 hours a week. She was born with nystagmus and optic atrophy. She struggles … Continue reading Thank you, Zoe

Thank you, Mike


What can we say about Mike that hasn’t been said already? He endured so much for the nystagmus cause this year – including very wet feet, a constantly rumbling tummy and often only the company of chickens! But Mike still walked 3000 miles to raise £2,500 for the Nystagmus Network. A-m-a-z-i-n-g! And after all that … Continue reading Thank you, Mike