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How you can Help

Retina Australia (NSW) Inc (RANSW) consists of a group of volunteers and supporters mostly affected by a retinal dystrophy (degenerative retinal eye disease) who are fighting for sight.

We provide information about conditions such as; Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and other related conditions and raise public awareness of them.

We promote research into the causes, treatment and prevention of retinal dystrophies through our genotype project.  We raise funds for these purposes.

Your generosity enables us to continue our fight against retinal eye diseases.

HOW WE USE YOUR DONATIONS

Genotyping Project

Retina Australia (NSW) provides funds for research through a competitive grants policy. Funds are provided for research into RP and related conditions.

There are a few dedicated researchers in Australia and overseas probing the causes of Retinitis Pigmentosa.  In recent years their efforts have contributed to our understanding of the ways in which it is inherited.

Much more work is needed to find a treatment to cure or prevent the progression of these sight-destroying diseases.

Support Services 

Retina Australia (NSW) provides detailed information to the newly diagnosed and their families and friends.  Peer support is offered at the time of diagnosis and as sight deteriorates as well as regular updates on the progress of research worldwide.  We are able to offer information about necessary services needed by each individual person affected.

Funding for RANSW comes primarily from our members and supporters.  We rely on the generosity of our donors and volunteers to continue operating to the extent that we do.

Become a Member

Become a member and receive quarterly newsletters informing you of helpful equipment to updates on research and many other issues affecting vision impaired people. Click here for a membership form or Call our office on 02 9744 7738 on Wednesday between 10:am and 2:00pm.

Workplace Giving

Click here to find out more about the tax benefits of donating pre tax to this worthy cause.

How You Can Help

  1.  Donations

  2. Bequests

  3.   A Gift in Memory

  4.  Special Functions

  5. Celebration without Gifts

  6. Regular Giving

DONATIONS

It is easy to help give by cheque, credit card or money order.

Donation envelopes are available at our Retina Australia NSW office.  Simply phone 9715 1314.

By Cheque/ money order simply post to:

PO Box 397, Strathfield NSW 2135

By Credit Card: Call the office on 9744 7738 between the hours 9am and 5pm on Wednesdays and make a donation using your credit card.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and a receipt will be sent for your records.

Click here to view donation form

2. BEQUESTS – Let your legacy live on….

Leaving a gift to Retina Australia (NSW) is a unique way to mark your life and demonstrate your commitment to giving adults and children the brightest possible future.

Although most of us prefer not to think about death, it is simply a fact of life. If you make a will you know that your wishes will be respected. You should obviously look after family and friends first but your Will could also help us to continue our fight against retinal eye diseases.  Large or small, your gift is essential and much appreciated.

Retina Australia (NSW) advises anyone who wants to make a Will, or amend an existing one, to see a solicitor. Leaving a gift in your Will can have a lasting effect on the lives of adults and children in the future and is a way to ensure that part of your life’s work lives on.

3.  A GIFT IN MEMORY

If you are arranging a funeral, you might feel it is appropriate to ask friends and relatives to donate to a cause your loved one believed in. Making a gift in memory to Retina Australia (NSW) means you can celebrate a loved one's life by supporting something important to them. Every person should have the gift of sight. In making a donation in the memory of a loved one you can help us to continue our fight against retinal eye diseases.

4. SPECIAL FUNCTIONS

Fancy holding coffee morning, luncheon or BBQ for family and Friends or mufti day at work? The options really are endless and a lot of fun, you can help us raise vital funds too.

 5. CELEBRATION WITHOUT GIFTS

Instead of receiving a gift for your next celebration why not ask your guests to make a donation on your behalf to Retina Australia (NSW).  Some celebrations may include birthdays, weddings, christenings, anniversaries, etc.

RANSW will provide you with envelopes with details on them such as the name, address and amount provided on them.  All you have to do is hand them out with your invitations and then collect them at the function and then donate the completed envelopes to us.  We will provide your guests with a certificate of appreciation and a receipt for the amount donated.  We will provide you with a letter of thanks with the amount raised on your special day.

6.  REGULAR GIVING

Another way to help may be to become a regular giver through one of the following:

·        Regular Payroll Deduction
(as little as $1.00 per week will make a difference)

·        Donation of  Shares

Click here to view donation form

For further information on any of the above, please email the office on admin@retinaaustraliansw.com.au or alternatively contact the office on 9744 7738 and we will be happy to discuss your individual needs.

Thank You for Your Support – it is appreciated.

 

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For information call our toll-free number:
1300 900 006
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST
or email
secretary@retinaaustraliansw.com.au

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