Thank you, Shirley

The Nystagmus Network would like to say a huge thank you to Shirley Pennington, her family, friends and local Shropshire community. Shirley recently organised an auction of promises to raise money for the Nystagmus Network.

Shirley’s event raised a phenomenal £16,625!

The auction was in part a celebration of Shirley’s son, James’s marriage to Rhiann and in honour of her granddaughter, Charlotte, who has nystagmus.

The event was supported by the local WI and contributions came from many quarters. Both the family and the charity were astonished by the level of support. The auction included 70 lots, ranging from a crocheted cushion to a day with the muck spreader!

Cheques to the value of £16,625 were handed over at a recent WI meeting to longstanding Nystagmus Network member, supporter and volunteer, Andrew Black who lives locally and has a grown up son with nystagmus.

The money raised will go towards the charity’s investment in a brand new post-doctoral project in nystagmus research, bringing a new expert into the field, and will help make a huge difference to the future of nystagmus for us all.

Thank you, Shirley and everyone for your inventive promises and generous contributions.

The picture shows Rushbury and Cardington WI chair, Kaye Smith, James, Charlotte, Rhiann and Andrew

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