You may be forgiven for thinking that the worst thing about being blind is not being able to see.

But here at RLSB we know that there is a hard reality to childhood sight loss that is little known to the public.

  • 1 in 4 blind and partially sighted children under 12 are depressed
  • 40% of blind children don’t have neighbourhood friends to play with
  • 90% of those who lose their sight in youth won’t work for more than six months in their lives
  • 2/3 of blind and partially sighted people are on the poverty line

It’s not good enough that this is still the case in 21st century Britain. That’s why RLSB’s mission is to support 11,000 blind young people across London and the South East to live life without limits.

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