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Founders & Sponsors

Governing Charities

Blind Veterans UK is the national charity that provides vision-impaired veterans with the lifelong support they need to lead full and independent lives.


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The Macular Society is a UK charity that supports people affected by macular diseases and funds research to find a cure.



Sight Scotland Veterans (formerly Scottish War Blinded) provides free support to ex-service men and women across Scotland, no matter if they lost their sight during or after service.




The Clothworkers’ Foundation was set up in 1977 to be the primary vehicle of charitable giving for The Clothworkers’ Company. Today, The Clothworkers' Foundation's primary aim is to improve the lives of people and communities, particularly those facing disadvantage, deprivation and/or discrimination.



Established  in  1958,  the  Garfield  Weston  Foundation  is  a  family-founded  charitable  grant-making  trust  which  now  gives  away approximately £80 million a year to charities across the UK. Having established one of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK, the Weston Family Trustees today remain highly active and hands-on. The Foundation’s funding comes from an endowment of shares in the family business – a successful model that still endures today and as the businesses have grown so too have the charitable donations.


Founder Charities

Action Against AMD was founded by four leading sight loss charities to join efforts in identifying new interventions to stop the progression of early AMD: Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, Macular Society, Sight Scotland Veterans (previously Scottish War Blinded).

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