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Bury St Edmunds man with degenerative eye condition looking to buy vision-enhancing glasses reaches fund-raising milestone




A Bury St Edmunds man who is losing his sight and trying to raise £10,000 to buy vision-enhancing glasses with help from his daughter has reached a key milestone.

Chris Moore, 37, has Stargardt’s disease flecked retina syndrome, a degenerative condition that he has been told will see him losing 95 per cent of his sight.

Chris' daughter Macie Moore started fund-raising for a pair of eSight electronic glasses for her dad in April this year and the pair have also walked 350 kilometres together to raise cash.

Twelve-year-old Macie Moore, with her father Chris and mother Angela. Chris is looking to raise, with help from Macie, £10,000 to buy specialist glasses to help improve his vision. Picture: Andy Abbott.
Twelve-year-old Macie Moore, with her father Chris and mother Angela. Chris is looking to raise, with help from Macie, £10,000 to buy specialist glasses to help improve his vision. Picture: Andy Abbott.

In their most recent fund-raising effort, Chris organised a raffle at a popular 'Disco Kitchen', an event regularly put on in Haverhill.

The raffle raised just over £3,400, leaving Chris just over half way to his £10,000 target.

Chris said since the start of the fund-raiser, people had shown lots of support.

Chris organised a raffle at a 'Disco Kitchen' in Haverhill at the end of May. Picture: Andy Palazon.
Chris organised a raffle at a 'Disco Kitchen' in Haverhill at the end of May. Picture: Andy Palazon.

"It's been amazing," he said. "I never thought we would have support like this.

"A long time ago it was just me and my partner and then my daughter said let me try helping."

He added: "The support they've (his daughter and partner) have given me throughout this, not just them, but everybody, the gratitude we have had from everyone is mind-blowing."

The next fund-raising event is a raffle at the Moreton Hall Community Centre on July 24.

Chris and Macie started fund-raising for the eSight glasses back in April. Picture: Andy Abbott.
Chris and Macie started fund-raising for the eSight glasses back in April. Picture: Andy Abbott.

For more information on Chris and Macie's fund-raising efforts, visit: www.facebook.com/Help-me-raise-10000-for-sight-enhancing-glasses-for-my-Dad-108134018026004 and to donate, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chrismooreglasses

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