The Eye Department at Ipswich is one of the busiest in the hospital and offer an extensive range of services to adults and children.
The appeal has been set up to raise £55,000 for a portable non-invasive imaging test called an OCT. This is a really clever piece of kit that has the potential to detect, diagnose and monitor eye diseases earlier.
It will be particularly beneficial to infants, children, wheelchair users and those who are bed bound. At present these groups of people cannot always access the hospital’s other imaging equipment and therefore are unable to benefit from it. The difference it will make to patients will be invaluable. Help us reach the target by donating or why not hold your own fundraising event.
David Cranwell, therapy support worker at Ipswich Hospital is embarking on his ‘Born to Run Home’ challenge. He is taking on a non-stop (yes non-stop!) 132 mile run from Hastings to Ipswich starting on 2 May. David was born in Hastings and now lives in Ipswich so it’s a home from home run to celebrate a forthcoming significant birthday. He hopes to complete the distance in less than 48 hours.
He is fundraising for two charities, one being The Eye Appeal. David chose The Eye Appeal as he is extremely grateful to the NHS for an eye operation he had as a child and really appreciates the treasure of sight.
David has set up a JustGiving donation page for his phenomenal feat. We would be delighted if you could support him and bring us one step closer to our £55,000 goal.