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). Until then, most families had no contact with other children with these conditions, nor the opportunity to meet, support and learn from each other. MACS is helping to change all that. MACS is a Registered Charity in the UK and is run by volunteer parents with children who have the eye conditions, by young people who are directly affected and a small staff team of three. Mutual support, from people who know what you are experiencing, either as a parent or young person, is something that we passionately believe in. We have come a long way but there is still a lot more to be done to achieve better understanding of the eye conditions, to fully support those affected by these conditions, and to improve opportunities for people with Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia, Coloboma. Thanks for helping us to achieve this.
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MACS & Paddy's (Chloe & Lisa's) Road to LDN

Chloe Clegg, Lisa Howarth

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Hi, thanks for visiting our page.

As you will no doubt already know myself and Lisa are running the London Marathon 2017. All funds will be going to the worthwhile charity MACS, the UK’s national charity for children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes.

They support individuals born with Microphthalmia (small eyes), Anophthalmia (no eyes) and/or Coloboma (cleft of the eye) and their families and currently have approximately 1500 members around the UK.

"Where your donation goes...

£1.00 - We take over 780 calls per year from parents and children affected by a MACS condition. A donation of £1 will enable us to continue to take the next phone call to provide much needed support.

£12.00 In 2009 over 265 people attended one of the many regional events we held around the country. A £12 donation enables a member of MACS to attend a regional event. These are so important as many families feel isolated. They give both the affected child, their siblings and their parents the opportunity to meet and form friendships with others who live locally to them.

£15.00 Every year we hold a Family Weekend where families can come together and share their experiences. This is invaluable for new families who can feel alone and scared. A £15 donation pays for a MACS child to attend the Family Weekend for one day.

£40.00 A £40 donation pays for a parent of a MACS child to attend our Family Weekend. Families come from all over the UK and travelling with a disabled child is not only difficult, but expensive too. This donation will encourage as many families as possible to attend the Family Weekend.

£80.00 Mobile phones have become an essential part of everyday life. For a blind child a mobile phone can be a daunting piece of equipment. An £80 donation can pay for a mobile phone that has specialised speech software. Suddenly a blind teenager can feel like any other teenager."

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Chloe & Lisa xx

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10.05.17 Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

02.05.17 as promised! better late than never! well done to the both of you! i'm very proud of your achievement!

22.04.17 Good Luck! Enjoy!

22.04.17 Good Luck Chloe!! xx

20.04.17 Good Luck for your 1st Marathon girls, I,m sure all your training will pay off for you, and a great cause too Enjoy the day,its got to be better than the Anglesey Half...........have fun

20.04.17 Good luck Chloe and Lisa lots of love from mummy and alfie xx

20.04.17 Wishing you all the luck-not that you'll need luck!! Try and enjoy the experience! Xx

19.04.17 Good Luck Ladies!!

19.04.17 Good luck from Dan and becky

19.04.17 Good luck Lisa and'll do great!! A brilliant cause to run for too. Xx


18.04.17 Good luck.x

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