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Introducing Jaina


Jaina Patel has joined the Nystagmus Network team as an intern. She is a new graduate and is spending the summer with us to gain experience of working in a small charity.

Jaina says: “I have just graduated from Keele University in Geography. I also completed a year abroad in America and Canada. I have a keen interest in travelling and exploring new cultures.

“My family donates money for an eye camp in India, where we visited a little village many travelled miles to for free eye care. This was really inspiring and made me more appreciative of healthcare in the UK.”

Jaina’s internship is funded by Santander Bank.

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Trustee and volunteering opportunities


Are you looking for a new opportunity to give your energy, time, skills and talent to support a small charity?

The Nystagmus Network is looking for people who would like to help the work we do as a volunteer, or join us as a Trustee to guide and direct the charity’s work.

The skills, talent and experience we would be interested in are:

  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer/Networking
  • Corporate Law
  • Clinical Practice
  • IT and Web Design

For people considering offering their services as a potential Trustee, the minimum time commitments are one full Saturday four times a year, an evening or daytime phone call every 6 weeks, attendance at the annual Open Day and support for Nystagmus Awareness Day. Trustees have particular legal responsibilities under charity law.

If you have time to give us, then please drop us an email at trustees@nystagmusnet.org with a brief summary of how you would like to get involved and the skills and experience you have to offer. We will then be in touch.

We welcome interest from people with and without nystagmus.