Imagine going about your world with sight loss.
Sight Concern Worcestershire are inviting people to get involved in an unusual and memorable event, Walk the Blindfold Mile, across Worcester City Centre, on Saturday 18th April 2020, 10am. Due to the Coronavirus, Sight Concern has postponed this event until September 2020,we will update you shortly.
You will walk in pairs, one blindfolded, one sighted, along a designated route, starting from Sight Concern’s Bradbury Centre on Sansome Walk and taking in the High Street and Worcester Cathedral. Your partner will guide you and you can swap over along the way. There will be a number of blindfolded challenges to complete, such as buying and drinking a cup of coffee. There will be activities at Cathedral Square, including a penalty shoot out and using a white cane.
Friends, family, companies and schools are all invited to take part to experience some of the challenges that blind and partially sighted people overcome each day. We will show you what you need to do to guide someone safely. Previous participants describe it as a very powerful, memorable and attention-grabbing experience!
We are thrilled that Jim McBride, Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and Lesk Engineers, and Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Edwards have already signed up to take part.
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 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”.
There is a small booking fee to take part, please book your tickets at: skiddle.com/e/13744266 You will receive an event Tshirt to wear on the day. We ask you to raise as much sponsorship as you can to support local blind and partially sighted people and the vital services Sight Concern provides to help people rebuild their confidence.
Set up an online sponsorship at Virgin Money Giving https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayEventDetails.action?eventId=34805&charityId=1011171&invocation=evt0050 download our sponsor form 2020 BLINDFOLD MILE Sponsor Form or send a cheque payable to “Sight Concern Worcestershire”, Fundraising Team, The Bradbury Centre, 2 Sansome Walk, Worcestershire, WR1 1LH.