MACS is the UK’s national charity for children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. We help over 2500 people across the UK, supporting them at each stage of their journey by providing peer support, practical help and opportunities to take part in life-changing activity trips.

This year, 90 families in the UK will be told their babies have no eyes, small eyes, or a cleft in the eye. Many of them will have additional needs or other health challenges. Some will be told there’s no hope that their child will ever see. They may feel hopeless and alone – but they are not alone and there is hope.

MACS is here to support our members at each stage of their journey. We provide:

  • Emotional support through our helpline and Facebook support group
  • Financial assistance by giving our members grants or subsidising family holidays in our 3 caravans
  • Peer support and building connections through our national and regional social events – the biggest of which is our annual Family Weekend.
  • Confidence building for our children and young people by providing heavily subsidised activity holidays on both land and sea.
  • Funding for research into MACS conditions