Sir Paul McCartney has thrown his support behind a new charity set up in memory of his cousin, who died from an eye disease. The Eye Fund was created by the family and friends of designer Simon Sherry who died from retinal cone dystrophy in 2005 at the age of 39. MCCartney has written a foreword for a calendar of Sherry's designs, which reads, "I recall his infections smile and great sense of humour and will always have fond memories of his lovely personality. "He was an extremely talented guy as this calendar proves and his talents extended beyond art to music, where he was an accomplished bassist and keyboardist. "He is sorely missed by all of us who knew and loved him."