Walk a Mile in My Shoes Fundraising Event – June 10th 12:00-3.00pm.

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We are calling on all our friends and supporters to help spread the word about an exciting event, “Walk a Mile in my Shoes”, that we are holding on Saturday 10th June 2017, from 12pm-3pm. The event is to celebrate our new name and will be attended by the mayor of Welwyn Hatfield in support of our cause.

To take part you will wear blindfolds for a carefully planned one mile (or a distance you are comfortable with) guided-walk starting and finishing in our Welwyn Garden City Resource Centre at The Commons, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4SE. We’ll also have some other fun challenges for the senses on the day, as well as refreshments.

Will you step into the unknown and put your senses to the test and make the journey, trusting your sighted guide to carefully navigate you around the course?  Why not come and try our fun challenge!

If you’d like to participate in the walk please pre-register your details with us by emailing office@hertsvisionloss.org.uk or call us on 01707 324680.

We would like to hear from anyone who wants to take part or be a sighted-guide on the day. You can get your friends to sponsor you to do the guided walk, or just make a £5 donation to our charity.

A sponsorship form is available on our website here:Sponsorship Form – Walk a Mile in my Shoes.

You can also donate via Justgiving at our dedicated event page which you can find by clicking HERE.  Or click the button below to go directly to the donation section:

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Around 360,000 people UK wide are registered with their local authority as blind or partially sighted. It is predicted that by 2020 the number of people with sight loss will rise to over 2,250,000. By 2050, the numbers of people with sight loss in the UK will double to nearly four million.

In Hertfordshire it is estimated that there are almost 36,000 people living with sight loss, predicted to rise to 50,000 by 2030 (RNIB data).

Funds raised from this event will help Herts Vision Loss  continue to deliver our services such as support groups, home visits, befriending, and our Ears for Eyes counselling service, advocacy and advising on everyday living equipment such as magnifiers, talking watches and more. All these services encourage independence and support for those in Hertfordshire with a visual impairment. Our services are free to everyone, as an independent local charity we rely on generous donations to fund our work.  Through this event we hope to raise vital funds to continue supporting Hertfordshire residents with a visual impairment. The Walk a Mile in My Shoes event hopes to raise awareness of vision loss, as well as raise much needed funds for our charity.

Thanks to local company for supporting our event and helping to set up our course.

If you aren’t able to attend you can still easily donate £5 to our charity, text HVLD17£5 to 70070, see the image below: