Please donate to the Vision Foundation
Right now, 40,000 blind and partially sighted Londoners are unemployed – that’s the equivalent of 500 double-decker buses of wasted skills and potential. This is something many people living with sight loss understand – including people like Glen.
After a successful City career spanning many years his sight began to deteriorate. As he struggled to come to terms with his sight loss, the father of two found himself unemployed and unable to get another job.
Things began to change for Glen when he started volunteering with his local sight loss charity. After a few weeks of touch-typing lessons Glen could navigate his keyboard and started writing for the charity newspaper. As his talent and confidence started to shine through Glen went on to successfully secure a paid role.
Thanks to your generous support this winter, the Vision Foundation can help blind and partially sighted people develop new skills and find employment.
From now until 12pm on 8 December, we’re partnering with the Big Give to ensure that every penny raised goes even further. With the help of our generous supporters, we managed to raise an incredible £30,000 in just 21 hours! This is wonderful news, but we know we can’t stop there. We still need your support to help our work with blind and partially sighted people across London. Are you able to make a lasting gift this Christmas?
Every pound you donate will go towards helping blind and partially sighted people live more independent and fulfilling lives.
£10 could fund a touch-typing taster session, helping someone build the confidence to compete with sighted candidates for meaningful roles.
£30 could fund half a day of touch-typing training, equipping someone with the vital skills they need to complete job applications.
£90 could equip a personal desktop with access technology, enabling someone to navigate their computer and complete their role with freedom.
To make a difference this Christmas, please click the link below.
What is the Big Give?: This year the Vision Foundation is taking part in the Big Give, a national campaign helping charities to maximise their donations in the run up to Christmas. Please note that your donation will be used to support our work where the need is greatest. Thank you.