Fundraisers for a eye research charity from Warwick and Kenilworth were invited to attend a 50th anniversary event at the House of Commons in London.
Debbie White, 50, from Warwick (pictured), Claire and Julian Henley, 36 and 41, from Kenilworth, and Elizabeth Keell, 36, also from Kenilworth (pictured), were among the guests to attend Fight For Sight’s celebration event in December.
Debbie has Usher syndrome, which causes hearing impairment and progressive sight loss, and has raised more than £300,000 for the charity to date. Claire and Julian have been dedicated fundraisers since their six-year-old daughter Matilda was diagnosed with a corneal dystrophy as a toddler. Elizabeth was diagnosed with keratoconus, a disease of the cornea at the age of 16, but last year still completed the London Marathon for the charity.
The charity’s patron Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski said: “Whilst sight loss isn’t a life-threatening condition, it can have a devastating impact on someone’s life. With more funding to support Fight for Sight, it takes them a step closer to creating a future everyone can see.”