Thanks Mr Owen

With many of British football fans turning their attention to FA Cup winners Arsenal after this weekends finale with Hull City, the supporters of eye research in Great Britain have turned attention to former football striker Michael Owen. Owen who formerly played for Liverpool, Manchester United and finally Stoke amongst other European squads has aided the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital with a hefty donation of  just over twenty five thousand pounds to aid research into inherited eye diseases and suitable treatments.Michael trained and competed in the London Marathon in April completing the grueling twenty six miles in three hours and forty five minutes raising just under a thousand pounds per mile.The cheque was formally presented by the sportsman who was joined by inpatients from the eye hospital who were undergoing treatment.

Professors at the hospital raised thanks for the support of Michael and reminded the general public  that the need for clinical research was vitally important to help keep delivering effective treatments to patients who are affected by genetic eye disorders. Long term of course, families who are affected by genetic eye conditions thanks to continued to research, will be leading more fulfilling lives.