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    Enter RNIB’s Writing Competition

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    This January, RNIB is launching its eleventh annual writing competition for budding writers and poets in the community to enter.

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    My new guide dog Zodiac

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    Daniel Williams talks about his journey to becoming a new guide dog owner.

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    “My vision for life”

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    At 85 years old, Maxine Turkington believes life can be enjoyed at any age and under most circumstances. You just need to make it happen.

  • “I felt ashamed because I thought people wouldn’t accept me”

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    A new series of films aims to help people understand different sight conditions.

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    Hull volunteer awarded for increasing cycling opportunities for people with sight loss

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    Robin Russell, a volunteer from the sight loss charity HERIB, has won a Volunteer of Year award after raising funds for new tandem bicycles and bringing more blind and sighted riders together.

  • Pick up the phone it's time to talk

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    Connect member, Linda Chave, tells us about the time she decided to pick up the phone and join one of our Talk and Support courses.

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    Olivia's 2018 World Games Dream

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    A young Connect member shares her story of being selected for the 2018 CPRISA World Games.

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    Why my sight loss will never hold me back

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    Simon Feeney did well in school, obtained a degree and enjoys a successful career – just don’t mention his nystagmus.

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    Losing sight

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    Community member and poet Dinah Milson shares one of her poems with Connect.

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    Conquering my fears in Croatia

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    Community Engagement Coordinator, Jess Morton, shares her holiday adventure in Croatia… Visiting other countries and experiencing their culture has always been at the top of my to-do list. Like many people out there, I have an extremely long bucket list of countries I am desperate to visit, and this is why I try to travel as often as possible.

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