Nystagmus Network (NN) News release
For immediate release, 1 March 2013
Baggies fans can win footie footwear or goalie gloves and help sight charity
Signed boots and gloves are the prizes for three lucky West Bromwich Albion supporters in Steven Reid’s latest Twitter fundraising venture. The kit has kindly been given by Jonas Olsson, Ben Foster and Steven to help Nystagmus Network, the charity which supports families and adults with the same eye condition as Steven’s young son.
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of Ben Foster’s gloves, Jonas Olsson’s boots or Steven Reid’s boots simply leave a donation of at least £5 on Steven’s JustGiving charity page: http://www.justgiving.com/Steven-Reid12. The three lucky winners will be drawn by Steven on Thursday March 7th. Steven is a Patron of the charity which supports people with nystagmus, a complex eye condition characterised by involuntary movements of the eyes, he has already raised more than £7,500.
Richard Wilson, Chairman, Nystagmus Network, said:
“We are most grateful to Steven and his colleagues for donating these items and of course to the many people they have encouraged to take part. This year the Nystagmus Network is organising an international research workshop attended by thirty of the world’s leading nystagmus experts”.
Nystagmus Network is the leading source of support, information and advice for people affected by nystagmus. They hold an annual Open Day and have an active Facebook page.
For further information contact:
Steve McKay, Press officer
Tel: 01626 206726
John Sanders, Information and development manager
Tel: 029 2045 4242 or 0845 634 2630
Notes to Editors:
- The attached image shows the gloves of Ben Foster, boots of Jonas Olsson and boots of Steven Reid
- Nystagmus Network was set up in 1984 to support people with nystagmus and encourage research into the condition. Nystagmus Network is a registered charity (number 803440). Sir James Galway is patron of NN.
- Teachers of visually impaired children report that more than half the children they work with have nystagmus.
- Nystagmus Network has over 600 members and was the first support group in the world for people with nystagmus.
- Telephone: 029 2045 4242 or helpline: 0845 634 2630
- Website: www.nystagmusnet.org
- Twitter: twitter.com@press_nystagmus and twitter.com@nullpoint15
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nystagmus-Network/216838805015328