close up photo of Eleanor

Putting big smiles on little faces this Christmas

This year we've been putting big smiles on little faces by funding an amazing project that provides subsidised theatre experiences to blind and partially sighted children....

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Monica at a work event with Nick Herod and Mike Brace

Myth-busting on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Vision Foundation Fundraising Manager, Monica Smith, busts some myths about what life is like for visually impaired people....

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Robin (right) and his wife Lindsey

Robin Davies – Why I am running for GLFB

GLFB is immensely proud to have a handful of plucky runners taking part in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon in support of our work....

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Talking News Islington - live recording session funded by the GLFB

Bringing the news to life

This year Talking Newspapers Islington (TNI) received a grant from the Greater London Fund for the Blind to help fund their mission to bring news to life. We sent Andy Naylor, our volunteer journalist, along to see the difference the...

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Opening up a world of new opportunities and independence

Advances in adaptive computer technology including speech software and the internet have opened a whole new world for visually impaired people, allowing them to have equal access to e-mail contact, Internet shopping and information as sighted people. Thanks to your...

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Help is at hand for visually impaired children

Getting the best education for your visually impaired child

Depending on where you live in London, the level of services available to your visually impaired child can vary massively. Imagine yourself as a parent confronted by an educational system that sometimes finds difficulty in going that extra few yards...

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Chu Man walking with a little assistance.

Thank you for helping Chu Man to walk

Val from SeeAbility, one of our member charities, contacted us recently to tell us about one of their recent success stories. We wanted to share it with you, as we think it is a touching example of how donations to...

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Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons at Blind Independence Greenwich

**UPDATE: Please note, the GLFB no longer holds contact details for Danny Pickett** Recently I had the great pleasure of meeting Danny Pickett, a guitar teacher who works with Blind Independence Greenwich. He runs the classes in a lovely room...

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