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Patron Vince Hill auctioning off beloved Jaguar

Posted: Monday 19 June 2023

Macular Society patron and singer Vince Hill has put one of his most beloved cars up for sale to Beat Macular Disease.

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Improving eye care services: a shared vision

Posted: Wednesday 7 June 2023

The national clinical director for eye care, Louisa Wickham, says she is determined to address the challenges faced by the sector and improve services for patients.

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Support MPs call to scrap ‘unfair’ tax on audiobooks

Posted: Wednesday 7 June 2023

Sir Mike Penning has secured a debate in Parliament on taxes on audiobooks, which he says is unfair to those who have lost their sight.

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Community fund

National Lottery funding helps delivery of key services and support

Posted: Wednesday 7 June 2023

The Macular Society has received nearly £40,000 worth of grants from the National Lottery, to help support people in Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Helen Volunteer

“The only skill you need is empathy”

Posted: Thursday 1 June 2023

A former ophthalmic nurse has spoken of her rewarding new role as a volunteer group leader for the Macular Society and the difference she’s making to people with macular degeneration.

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Matthew Stump

"It doesn’t matter how much I can see, it’s just about being able to compete"

Posted: Tuesday 16 May 2023

From pulling tractors weighing three tonnes, to throwing heavy barrels, 31-year-old Matt does not let his sight loss stand in his way as he continues to push the limits of human endurance.

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Macular Society recognised on Best Places to Work list 2023

Posted: Friday 12 May 2023

The Macular Society, has proven its commitment to creating an exceptional workplace environment after its recognition in the highly-regarded Sunday Times Best Places to Work list for 2023.

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Stargardt pill could slow progression of disease

Posted: Wednesday 10 May 2023

A new drug to treat Stargardt disease has helped to slow down the progression of the condition in some patients, according to the latest results of a phase two clinical trial.

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Richard Gale Biosimilars

Biosimilars - the cheaper drugs for macular degeneration

Posted: Wednesday 3 May 2023

As patents for existing drugs to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular oedema (DMO) expire we hear from professor Richard Gale, on what this means for patients and ophthalmology services.

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Judy O2 Climb

"You have to remind yourself what you can achieve"

Posted: Wednesday 3 May 2023

Judy, 79 has taken on the remarkable challenge of climbing the O2 in London in her determination to show others what they can achieve.

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Norman Ridley With Harry Ridley

Warhammer fundraiser to raise awareness of macular disease

Posted: Friday 14 April 2023

A twelve-year-old Warhammer fanatic is organising a fundraising tournament in memory of his beloved late grandad, to raise awareness of macular disease and support others with the condition, after seeing the impact it had on his life.    

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‘Inspirational’ Ann, 99, sets out to complete marathon walking challenge

Posted: Wednesday 5 April 2023

An inspirational 99-year-old is celebrating her milestone year by walking the equivalent distance of a marathon around her local running track in a bid to help beat macular disease.

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