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White Canes: Myth-Busting and Learning

We’d like to take this opportunity to share some myths and learnings about canes, which can be such an invaluable tool for many blind and partially sighted people, who are keen to navigate their surroundings with independence.   MYTH 1...

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6 reasons to get a regular eye test – World Sight Day 2023

It's World Sight Day! This year's theme aims to highlight the importance of eye care in the workplace. To mark WSD, organisations all over the world are urging employers to make eye health initiatives standard practise and to promote good...

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Five facts about braille for National Braille Week

The 4th of January marks the birthday of Louis Braille, the creator of braille. Find out more about braille with these five interesting facts....

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Remember a charity, leave a lasting impact

Every gift in every Will, however large or small, makes a difference. Gifts in Wills help us plan for the future and invest in innovative and inspiring projects and research, (like the ones you have read about in this newsletter),...

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How Christopher is unlocking his passion for photography at Croydon Vision

Croydon Vision, is one of the organisations we support as part of our bid to Open London Up. We recently spoke to one of their members, Christopher Beanland, who joined Croydon Vision in April this year. Since joining he’s already...

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Monica to take on tennis at the IBSA World Games

If you've read our blogs before, you'll know our Philanthropy Manager, Monica, is no stranger to a challenge, most recently completing the 5.25 mile wild swimming event in an incredible 3 hours and 32 minutes! (Read more about her ChillSwim...

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Kerry, dressed in denim shorts and a pink t-shirt, is cuddling up to the Tigger character. His hands are guiding hers to his face.

Accessing the magic of Disneyland Paris as a visually impaired person

To say I eat, sleep and dream Disney would probably be no exaggeration... I love watching the films, listening to the music, and scouting for the latest merch to add to my already sizeable collection. I think it’s the escapism,...

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Research Grants Application Processes

A lot of rigour is involved in ensuring that the money we invest contributes to saving sight. Some grants are smaller than others in terms of the amount awarded but can provide impact in different ways. This page on our...

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Accessible reads for your little ones

World Book Day provides a fantastic opportunity to share and celebrate your favourite book. With audiobooks increasing in popularity we explore some great titles for children....

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