St Paul’s Research Foundation announced as Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride Charity Partner.

The organisers of the LCL Bike Ride have announced St Paul’s Eye Unit’s Research Foundation as a charity partners for this year’s event on Sunday 4th July 2021.

The internationally renowned centre of excellence for the treatment and research of eye disease is joining forces with Pennine Events for the first time. It is the perfect fit for the Liverpool based hospital to raise funds to tackle sight loss, highlight the pioneering work undertaken in Liverpool and what’s more, through the virtual online cycling event, provide people with severe sight loss, and their families and loved ones, the opportunity to be involved. 

At St Paul’s Eye Unit their overall aim is simple – to improve lives by preventing sight loss and eye disease through world-leading treatment, care, and research. Every six minutes, someone is told that they’re going blind. Two and a half million people in the UK are living with sight loss and this is expected to rise exponentially. Losing your sight can have a devastating impact, which is why our specialists work so hard to develop new and more effective treatments.

The Foundation funds pioneering research between St Paul’s Eye Unit’s clinicians and academics at the Department of Eye and Vision Science, at the University of Liverpool. The staff work tirelessly to cure eye disease and prevent sight loss and the impact of their work is felt not only locally and in the UK, but also world-wide. 

Director of Fundraising, Tom Southern, said: “We’re delighted and excited that St Paul’s Research Foundation has been given the opportunity to be involved on the 28th anniversary of the LCL Bike Ride.  It is a really great event many of us have participated in before and we look forward to working with the professional and dynamic people at Pennine Events.

“We can never underestimate the life changing impact of sight loss - for instance 75%
people registered blind are unemployed - and we hope the cycling community will come together, help support the pioneering work we do in Liverpool and make a real difference to those affected by sight loss.”

To sign up for the LCL Bike Ride and be a part of #TeamStPauls visit the official website or contact St Paul’s Research Foundation on 0151 706 4291 or email foundation@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

For more information on St Paul’s Research Foundation’s work, please click here.

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