31 August 2016
VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration and co-operation between organisations with an interest in eye health and sight loss, called for nominations for the Astbury Award, named for former VISION 2020 UK Chair and inaugural recipient Nick Astbury.
The VISION 2020 UK Astbury Award is given in recognition of work that fosters excellence in collaboration within the eye health and sight loss sectors.
Nominations are taken from VISION 2020 UK member organisations. However nominees do not necessarily have to work in, or be trustees or volunteers of, the organisation. Nominations are assessed according to impact/outcome by an independent and impartial panel of judges.
The Judges for the Astbury Award 2016 are:
Nick Astbury, former Chair VISION 2020 UK, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Disability and Eye Health Group, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director Age UK
Rachel Pilling, former winner of the Astbury Award and Consultant Ophthalmologist Bradford Royal Infirmary
Mercy Jeyasingham, CEO VISION 2020 UK
Lesley-Anne Baxter, Past chair of BIOS, advisor to BIOS and BOSTU and Trustee of VISION 2020 UK
The shortlisted nominations and a short version are attached below: