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Artist donates proceeds from work to eye hospital which saved his sight

Maisie Jeynes 14th Jun, 2017

AN ARTIST is saying thank you by donating proceeds from his book to the new eye unit at Stratford Hospital.

Alistair Graham was given a new lease of life following surgery at the hospital, and now he wants to give something back.

Surgeons used cutting-edge technology to replace the lens of Alistair’s eye with a synthetic lens, which has now drastically improved his vision. Without treatment, he might have lost vision in one eye, which could have meant the end of his career.

To say thank you, Alistair will be donating money raised from his new adult colouring book ‘Doom and Gloom at the Last Chance Saloon – created in collaboration with writer Andrew Golden – to the eye unit.

The book is based on volume one of the pair’s sci-fi trilogy and includes tree-like aliens, ancient Mayan people and imaginary rocket ships.

Alistair said: “ Good eyesight is crucial to an artist and thanks to skilled hospital staff, I can continue with my creative work.

“I would be delighted to see any proceeds from my works going to such a worthy cause.”

Donations will help provide the unit with high technology diagnostic equipment and a state of the art theatre, for the treatment of patients suffering from conditions such as cataracts, among others.

The £1million appeal – to help fund everything from specialist chemotherapy chairs to iPads, which do not come as standard in the

£22million hospital – continues having already reached its target.

The new hospital is set to open in early August.

Visit www.doomandgloom.tv to find out more. Visit www.stratfordhospital.co.uk for updates on the hospital.

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