Children’s writing workshops this summer


Did you miss the children’s online writing workshop with fabulous children’s author, Helen Rutter? What a shame. That means you didn’t get to hear all about Helen’s inspiration behind her book ‘The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh’ and you didn’t get to meet her dog, Billy Whizz! Never mind. There are two more workshops still … Continue reading Children’s writing workshops this summer

Harry’s story for Raindrops


This is Harry. Harry is 9 years old. He’s just written his story for the Raindrops story writing competition. It’s about Raindrops and what they make him think of. Well done, Harry. We look forward to reading yours and all the other stories in the fabulous Raindrops story book to be published later this year. … Continue reading Harry’s story for Raindrops

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

BBC charity appeal raises £8,000


Following transmission of the Nystagmus Network’s Radio 4 appeal, presented by Richard Osman, the charity has received universally positive feedback on the clarity of the broadcast’s message. One listener, in his 70s, said he had learned more about nystagmus in those 3 minutes than throughout the rest of his life. We have been contacted by … Continue reading BBC charity appeal raises £8,000

Wilson’s winning window


We are delighted to announce that 16 year old Wilson is the winner of our Nystagmus Awareness Day photography competition: The View from my Window. Wilson is very pleased to have won a competition he didn’t even know he’d entered. Each evening Wilson sends home to his Mum a photograph of the view from his … Continue reading Wilson’s winning window

Richard Osman to voice Radio 4 appeal


The Nystagmus Network is delighted to announce that it has been granted a BBC Radio 4 charity appeal. The appeal will be presented by well known TV presenter, broadcaster and author, Richard Osman on Sunday 5 July. Richard has nystagmus himself and says it is his “absolute pleasure” to be able to support the charity … Continue reading Richard Osman to voice Radio 4 appeal

Homeschooling and nystagmus


A Guest Post by author and nystagmus Mum, Nadine Neckles So the world has turned on its head and what we once considered normal and safe has morphed into anxiety inducing, mask wearing, groundhog day feeling ‘normality’. COVID-19 has changed a lot of what we do and how we do it, including how and where … Continue reading Homeschooling and nystagmus

Nystagmus in lockdown


In this Guest Post, Neil writes about his experiences of lockdown as a visually impaired person. I’m registered partially sighted and diagnosed with nystagmus and ocular albinism from birth. Both conditions will never improve, but fortunately will never get worse either, so I’m told. Basically, I’m extremely short sighted and on a good day (with … Continue reading Nystagmus in lockdown

Nystagmus Awareness Day 20 June 20


Nystagmus Awareness Day – 20 June 2020 It’s national and international Nystagmus Awareness Day on Saturday 20 June 2020. We may all be staying at home this year, but we can still mark the day and raise awareness to ensure that the 1 in 1,000 adults and children living with nystagmus enjoys a greater understanding … Continue reading Nystagmus Awareness Day 20 June 20

Nystagmus is … a guide for adults


A fabulous new publication, Nystagmus is … a guide for adults, is now available FREE from our online shop. The booklet is inspired by the wonderful Roger (pictured), who first contacted us with the idea last Nystagmus Awareness Day. He began with the words: “I have enjoyed nystagmus for nearly 80 years” and went on to outline … Continue reading Nystagmus is … a guide for adults