Imagine going about your world with sight loss.
Walk the Blindfold Mile is a fundraising event that aims to increase awareness of the challenges that blind and partially sighted people overcome each day. In 2020 we are bringing the event back to Worcester City Centre on Saturday 18th April at 10.00am.
We challenge people to go out for a mile along a designated route, walking in pairs – one blindfolded, one sighted swapping over along the way. There are challenges related to everyday tasks along the way, e.g. stopping for refreshments, purchasing a small item.
Many of those who have taken part describe it as a very powerful, memorable and attention-grabbing experience!
Cllr Cynthia Palmer said, “It really does make you appreciate the courage that sight impaired people have to venture out into a world that they cannot see. I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration four years ago and I’m gradually losing my sight. Sight Concern is an amazing organisation that helps people come to terms with the effects of sight loss, as well as giving valuable advice and support. I walked the Blindfold Mile so that I could experience some of the challenges that lie ahead”.
Thank you for raising as much sponsorship as possible to support our work helping blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
To register, please book your tickets online at: Skiddle
Set up an online sponsorship at Virgin Money Giving or send a cheque payable to “Sight Concern Worcestershire”, Fundraising, The Bradbury Centre, 2 Sansome Walk, Worcestershire, WR1 1LH.
This event is kindly sponsored by:
Thank you to everyone who has Walked the Blindfold Mile to date and to our wonderful volunteers, marshals and sponsors for your support and contributions.