Hospitals warm up for Wobbly Wednesday

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015
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Wobbly Wednesday will happen on the 4 November

Some of the UK’s leading hospitals are set to join this year’s nystagmus awareness day.  Wobbly Wednesday 4 November is a day dedicated to the eye condition that affects around 64,000 people in the UK. Staff at hospitals in Leicester, London, Swansea, Southampton, Sheffield, and many others are planning to join in the awareness campaign led by the Nystagmus Network.

In this year’s biggest event two hundred people are expected at Leicester Royal infirmary/ University where there is a disability sports day with the opportunity for families to try activities as diverse as dance and boccia.  ‘Wobbly Wednesday Southampton’ will see the city’s General Hospital embracing the two big themes of the day, raising awareness and having fun with an information point in the day and a quiz in the evening.  Hospital staff in South Wales are supporting the campaign with displays in thirty two clinics and three hospitals.

Richard Wilson, Chairman, Nystagmus Network said: “This is our third Wobbly Wednesday and each year it gets bigger and better, we are delighted that hospitals across the country are joining in.  It’s a day for telling people about nystagmus and the work of Nystagmus Network but mostly it’s about having fun.  I am supporting the Southampton event and I’m encouraging hospital staff to help Nystagmus Network in our quest to tell the world about nystagmus.”

The nystagmus awareness day is not just for hospitals.  Schools will be making it a Wobbly Wednesday too, when fun-loving teachers will be lining up to have jelly thrown at them by pupils.  Parents of children with nystagmus are joining in with their children.  A Glasgow Mum is organising a 10K sponsored walk taking in three of the city’s hospitals.

Hospitals, schools and parents can download posters from the Nystagmus Network website or get the full Wobbly Wednesday supporters pack ideas for awareness event by emailing info@nystagmusnet.orgYou can also find Wobbly Wednesday on Facebook here.

NN is the UK’s leading charity for nystagmus it provides support and information as well as encouraging and funding research and raising awareness of the condition.  For more information about Nystagmus Network, contact John Sanders, Executive Manager, email: john.sanders@nystagmusnet.org. Tel: 029 2045 4242.  Helpline: 0845 634 2630, info@nystagmusnet.org. Website: http://www.nystagmusnet.org.