British Blind Sport

Active Lives for People with Sight Loss

British Blind Sport is raising funds this Christmas to help more people with a visual impairment (VI) to get active. We use the power of sport to improve the health and wellbeing of people with VI & ensure that people with VI have equal opportunities to enjoy sport and physical activity.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1168093)

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£6,135

Donations

18

Championed by Helping Hands Fund

  • Sport has helped me to overcome the sadness of losing my vision. There have been times in my life when sport has given me a purpose where otherwise I might not have had one.

    — David, Cricketer and Goalball player

  • British Blind Sport has really helped me to believe anything is possible again, which living in a mainstream society knocks out of you daily. We encourage Alfie to take part in different types of activities to boost his resilience and confidence as well as make sure he keeps active and healthy.

    — Alfie's Mum (7 years old)

  • The Have A Go Day today was most certainly the most fun I’ve ever had. Never in my life would I have thought I would like & (kinda) be good at sport until now!

    — Ben (16 years old), BBS ‘Have A Go Day’ Participant

  • So many people say Caitlin has inspired them in so many ways and has encouraged them to take up sport, no matter what! Without BBS, Caitlin wouldn't have been about to try the range of sports that she enjoys.

    — Claire (Mother to Caitlin 16 years old)

Situation

Many people with sight loss are often excluded from taking part in sport and physical activity & only 12% of people with sight loss regularly take part in physical activity. British Blind Sport works to overcome the barriers to participation and ensure there are equal opportunities for people with sight loss. We need everyone to know that people with sight loss are just as able as sighted people and can achieve incredible things through the power of sport.

Solution

British Blind Sport knows that sport creates passion & excitement for people with sight loss regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. Taking part in regular activity improves physical health and increases well-being through building self-esteem & confidence. We support people with sight loss at every stage of their life – from their first steps as a baby, learning to play with a ball or trying out new sports at a multi-sports day, right through to projects for older people to combat loneliness.