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?