SaTH Charity and the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) Ophthalmology Department is raising money to purchase equipment that will increase the ability to detect sight-threatening eye conditions of patients.

To raise funds, Eye Clinic Team staff have set a challenge to raise £80k-£100k and will climb to the summit of Snowdon on 9th October 2021, as well as completing Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis at a later date. An estimated 40 determined staff along with children will climb Snowdon.

Ms.Devaki Nayak, Consultant Medical Retina Specialist is leading the campaign along with support from senior colleagues Mr Rao, Ms Perera and Mr Sagili).  Ms Nayak said “We will be organising multiple fundraisers to achieve this goal, Snowdon being the first of our challenges. Early diagnosis and shorter waiting times both of lead to earlier treatment which will save sight. We want to have the very best equipment to help us do this.

“We are looking for help from every corner as anyone can develop problems leading to sight-loss. We are asking companies, individuals, and groups to get involved. Please join us with your own events and fundraisers and let’s save more eyesight in our Trust.”

SaTH Charity are encouraging donations from all over to help fund items to diagnose conditions leading to blindness such as Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vein Occlusion, Retinal Detachment and many more. This will help patients to maintain vision and independence by achieving quality of vision and hence quality of life.