MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia and Coloboma Support)
MACS was formed in 1993, by a group of parents, all of whom had children with microphthalmia (small formed eyes), anophthalmia (no eyes) and coloboma (sight problems). Children may also be affected by developmental problems and learning difficulties. In 1994, MACS became a registered charity.
Until MACS, most families had never met any other children with MACS conditions, nor had the opportunity to meet, support or learn from each other. With MACS' help, families have access to peer support from those who understand what they are going through. This can be a crucial lifeline to our families.
Through your sponsored activities and donations, you are also supporting MACS to:
- Raise awareness of these rare conditions and support research into finding out more about their cause
- Provide practical, emotional and financial help to families and,
- Enable children and young people to access opportunities that aim to develop life skills and boost confidence.
Please support MACS!
For more information about how MACS supports children and families visit www.macs.org.uk.