Every day in the UK, 100 people begin to lose their sight. Right now, there are over two million people affected by sight loss in the UK.
Thankfully, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) offers a wide range of support, helping blind and partially-sighted people to live independently and face the future with confidence.
That’s why I’m backing RNIB’s Wear Dots, Raise Lots fundraising campaign, inspired by the system developed by Louis Braille featuring raised dots, which revolutionised reading and writing for blind and partially-sighted people.
It’s all about getting involved in fun activities involving dots, whether it’s wearing a polka dot dress, shirt or tie to work, holding a dotty cake sale, or setting up a dots-themed nail bar. You could even play a dotty game like dominos or Twister.
For more ideas and a free fundraising pack, sign up at www.rnib.org.uk/weardots or call 0345 345 0054.
Brian Blessed OBE