How your money helps
There are nearly two million blind or partially sighted people in the UK and every year we provide housing, employment, welfare and leisure support to more than 30,000 people with sight problems. Action isn’t just our name, it’s what we do.
Our successes - real life stories from our service users
Meet the people that we support and read their personal stories about how Action helps make a difference to their lives.
"I was desperate to work again but realised quite quickly that the only type of job I could do now involved computers and relying on technology to see for me." Patrick is learning how to touch type as well as use specialist software designed for blind and partially sighted people at one of Action's technology training courses.
Bernie has transformed her life and says, “I hope I can be an example to other people with sight loss. Never give up, because with the right support from organisations like Action for Blind People, there will always be opportunities to live your dreams.”
"I used to feel like I was the only blind child in the world". Jacob hated being bullied just because he was blind. But Actionnaires has made a world of difference.
When Dennis lost his sight, five words gave him hope "You will not be alone." - the voice was that of Sam, an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer at the hospital.
"Not being able to buy something special for my grandson and see the expression on his face when he opened it on Christmas day was devastating". Find out how we supported George with his sight loss and how today he helps children living with sight loss to realise their potential.
"Action for Blind People really opened up so many avenues for me at a time when they seemed to be closing... Thanks Action, you have been a lifesaver." Find out how our independent living service supports Maggie.
Connie is partially sighted and when we met her she hadn't been able to read a word for over 20 years. Find out how we helped Connie get her independence and confidence back, helping her children with their homework and reading her own private mail.
Linda was a high-flying businesswoman until, as she says, "My life as I knew it was taken away in the blink of an eye." Linda was determined to fight back and reach her full potential.
This once-quiet little boy finally has a place where he isn't the odd one out and where he is given an equal chance to take part in everything. Matthew's mum told us "The first time I saw my son at an Actionnaires club I cried with happiness."
How your money helps
Please buy your summer raffle tickets online now to help us support more blind and partially sighted people in the UK.
- £50 could help pay for someone like Lynette to receive one-to-one technology training, helping her back in to the workplace and to become more independent.
- £135 could help pay for a splitter headphone which enables people to take calls whilst listening to what they are typing.
- £300 could pay for someone to support and guide people when they're trying to get back on to the employment ladder.
Find out more about the fabulous prizes on offer in our summer raffle.
Every £1 ticket you buy helps to make a difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
If you have any questions, please get in touch on 020 7874 1340 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).