My sight loss was caused by an inflammation to the blood vessels in my head, which damaged my optic nerve.
I was working as a bus inspector when my left eye went overnight. 10 years later, the other eye went and I lost my job. It was such a shock. I sort of gave up on everything.
When I told RNIB about my love for gardening, they put me touch with Thrive, a charity that helps people with disabilities through gardening. I got an NVQ in Horticulture and even won an award at the Chelsea Flower Show!
Thanks to RNIB, my life has changed again. I’ve found my confidence and realised that I do have potential.
I’ve just moved into a new place with a huge garden and I’m going to make my mark!
RNIB needs your support to keep these services going and to reach more blind and partially sighted people. Please can you help plant seeds of hope by giving a gift today?
Many people don’t know where to turn when they find out they are losing their sight. Thanks to your donation, RNIB can offer emotional and practical support to help them piece their life back together. You could help someone with sight loss to find their confidence again.
£10 could help 100 people better understand their eye condition through easy-to-read information on our website.
£20 could provide the opportunity for a group of people to share experiences and build friendships during our Living with Sight Loss course.
£50 could go towards running the RNIB Helpline for one hour, so blind and partially sighted people can contact us with any questions they might have.
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