Nerves of steel!


Four of our six remaining Nystagmus Network abseilers will finally (fingers crossed!) make their leap for nystagmus research this Sunday, 21 October, from the viewing platform at the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Vicky, Tom, Vanessa and Richard B managed to complete their abseil last month. For the remaining … Continue reading Nerves of steel!

Vanessa and Richard complete their abseil


Vanessa and Richard were away on holiday when they heard that the Nystagmus Network were looking for people to abseil down the UK’s tallest piece of public art to raise money for nystagmus research at Moorfields and UCL. They signed up straight away. The big day came, but the weather was certainly not what they’d … Continue reading Vanessa and Richard complete their abseil

They did it!


Although the Team Nystagmus Network / Moorfields Eye Charity fundraising abseil at the ArcelorMittal Orbit couldn’t go ahead on Sunday morning as planned due to heavy rain and high winds, Vicki and Tom took advantage of some available slots on Saturday morning and took their leap for nystagmus research then. Congratulations, Vicki and Tom! You’re … Continue reading They did it!

The abseil is this weekend!


This Sunday morning Claire A, Claire B, Glen, Matt, Richard B, Richard P, Tom, Vanessa, Vicki and Vicky will be scaling down the UK’s tallest piece of public art, the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to raise money for nystagmus research at Moorfields and University College, London. Our 10 intrepid Team Nystagmus Network … Continue reading The abseil is this weekend!

Matt is joining the abseil


Matthew Dawson will be abseiling down the UK’s allest piece of public art on 23 September to raise much needed funding for nystagmus research at Moorfields and UCL. He is joining Team Nystagmus Network Abseil at the suggestion of his wife and for his young son, Owen, who has nystagmus. Apparently, some of Matt’s sponsors … Continue reading Matt is joining the abseil

Vicky and Claire show amazing support


Vicky and Claire are both trustees of the Nystagmus Network. That’s not all they have in common! On 23 September they will both be scaling down the Olympic Park Orbit alongside their Team Nystagmus Network Abseil team mates. They’re doing it to raise funding for nystagmus research. Every penny they raise will go directly into … Continue reading Vicky and Claire show amazing support

Glen’s taking the abseil challenge. Could you?


Glen is a member of the Nystagmus Network and a true friend of the charity. We were privileged to meet him last year when he led a workshop at Open Day on building social networks. You can read all about Glen’s adventures as a successful young man about London, who just happens to have aniridia … Continue reading Glen’s taking the abseil challenge. Could you?

Claire’s taking the leap for nystagmus. Want to join her?


Introducing Claire, the next member of Team Nystagmus Network Abseil. Claire is a keen rock climber, so abseiling her way down the ArcelorMittal Orbit is going to be a walk in the park! She’s doing it all to raise money for nystagmus research at Moorfields and UCL. If you’d like to join Claire, please contact … Continue reading Claire’s taking the leap for nystagmus. Want to join her?

Vikki and Tom – our first abseilers


Vikki and her husband, Tom, were the very first to sign up to abseil down from the 262 feet high viewing platform at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Vikki’s family have been members and supporters of the Nystagmus Network for many years. Parents, Peter and Lynne, even organised an entire Open Day one … Continue reading Vikki and Tom – our first abseilers

Want to abseil at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?


Could you take the plunge and abseil down from the 262 feet high viewing platform at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park? It’s an exhilarating descent to the ground, with a breathtaking 20 mile vista across London, including iconic buildings such as the Gherkin, St Paul’s Cathedral, Canary Wharf and Wembley Stadium, … Continue reading Want to abseil at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?