We are a new organisation forged from two ambitious, grant-making charities: Fight for Sight and Vision Foundation. Our single, unifying mission is to save sight and change lives. It is a mission that reflects two urgent questions everyone faces when they receive. A diagnosis of sight loss: firstly, ‘How do I stop this?’ and secondly, ‘How do I live my life?’ Answering these questions will guide our strategy through the next year and as we forge a five-year plan with solid and lofty aspirations.
The merger of Fight for Sight and Vision Foundation which took place on 1st April 2023 will enable us to address both questions. By combining our strengths and expertise we are now the only significant national funder with the efficiency, capability, and capacity to increase investment in medical research and social improvement. Together we can mitigate both the prevalence and impact of sight loss. We have a clear ambition – to save sight and to change lives.
We are now seeking a new Chair to lead our Board as we establish ourselves in our new form. This is an exciting inflection point for us, and our new Chair will be central in enabling us to achieve our ambition.
We have worked through our merger and have a clear focus and vision, as well as a strong Board and senior leadership team, all of whom are ambitious for the potential impact we can make. Our re-brand early next year will also enable us to amplify our position as a leader within the sight loss sector. Our merger was a critical step in accelerating research which will create a positive impact on the lives of millions of people. We do not want this opportunity to pass us by and that’s what makes this Chair appointment such an important and exciting role for the right person.
As our Chair, you will have the opportunity to steer the course of our charity and our sector, shaping our strategies, and advocating for meaningful change. Your vision and leadership will be a driving force behind world leading research into sight loss prevention, and transformative initiatives that enhance the quality of life for countless individuals.
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