Jenny on the phone, looking at her tablet smiling

Our Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are busy supporting people living with sight loss, but they couldn't do it without your help.

A lot has changed over the last year, from the new one-way systems in supermarkets to social distancing guidelines. These changes have been especially difficult for many blind and partially sighted people, but for people who have just been diagnosed with sight loss, it has been even more challenging. Jenny, an RNIB ECLO, remembers what it was like to suddenly have your world turned upside down with a sight loss diagnosis. All of our ECLOs have been there throughout the pandemic from the point of diagnosis to explain, reassure, advise and show people that there is hope for the future.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact society, more blind and partially sighted people become isolated and experience medical difficulties, from missed eye clinic appointments to a lack of face-to-face advice. Every day, 250 people start to lose their sight in the UK. That’s why we need your support, now more than ever. With your help, RNIB ECLOs like Jenny can provide urgent, vital support to more people, and help them live with confidence and independence.

By playing our Raise a Smile raffle, you could help ECLOs like Jenny continue to provide life-changing support to more people, so that nobody is left feeling like they have to face sight loss alone.