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Simran has long, flowing black hair and is wearing a white blazer.

Embracing the Feel-Good Factor of Legacy Giving

[caption id="attachment_13058" align="alignright" width="300"] Blog written by Fundraising Assistant, Simran Panchal.[/caption] You might have heard the saying, "The only certainties in life are death and taxes." While taxes are often discussed ad nauseam, death remains – understandably - a highly...

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An example of Christopher’s stunning photography. A portrait of blossom taken in close up, the soft pinks and whites of the petals contrast beautifully with the green foliage and blue sky in the background.

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 serving on an indoor tennis court. Her opponent is poised and ready across the net.

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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A still from our video about The Unseen Report. It features a lady with brown skin and dark hair looking out of a window. Her eyes are covered by the words #TheUnseen to make her anonymous.

Driving change was at the heart of our Domestic Abuse Round Table  

On Tuesday of 13th June we were proud to host our first round table session on ways key organisations can act on the findings from The Unseen. The specific details of attendees and their experiences must be kept anonymous given their ongoing...

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A white visually impaired woman looking to camera with the beach and sea in the background

Supporting visually impaired young people with their mental health

Loneliness and isolation are critical issues for visually impaired young people. We know that people affected by sight loss are more than twice as likely to have experienced difficulties with unhappiness or depression than the UK average. Despite this, only...

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Volunteers Week: Q&A with Kerry

To celebrate Volunteers Week, we want to share the story of one of our previous volunteers, Kerry. After joining the Vision Foundation team in 2021 as a volunteer, supporting with operations at Head Office, Kerry was employed as our Grants...

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The moving story behind the youngest male runner in the London Marathon this year…

This Sunday, 23 April, Fight for Sight runner, Jude will be 18 years and six days old, and he’ll be taking on the iconic London Marathon to raise money for groundbreaking research into sight loss. Running alongside around 50,000 other...

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