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Sponsor a Talking Book

You can help those with sight loss continue experiencing the joy of reading, now and for future generations by sponsoring an RNIB Talking Book.

A young girl, in a pink top, wearing headphones, laughing and listening to an RNIB Talking Book.

Register to sponsor an RNIB Talking Book and give a lifeline to someone with sight loss.

Help change the story

Reading is a pleasure that many of us take for granted, yet it is vital for education, work and leisure. For those affected by sight loss, access to books is difficult as many aren't available in a format they can use.

RNIB’s much-loved Talking Books Library has been around for over 80 years and is enjoyed by nearly 50,000 people with sight loss across the UK. It's described by many members as a lifeline.

Jessica hears her first Talking Book

Jessica was born with cataracts and her eyes get tired reading large print. Watch our short film about Jessica listening to her first Talking Book here:

By raising £1,500, you can add a Talking Book to our library. The book can include a personal dedication either recorded by you or by a professional narrator so that the Talking Book lives on in your name.

How to Sponsor a Talking Book

Step 1: Register your interest and we'll provide you with more information, fundraising ideas and support to help reach your goal.

Step 2: Once you've reached your pledge, your Talking Book is produced! A personal dedication can be added to your book, which will be part of the Talking Books library forever.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] or call us on 0330 002 0051 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).

Raising money as a community

Lots of our Talking Book supporters raise money with their friends, family and colleagues in their local community.

Supporters in Peebles, Scotland have raised over £20,000 for Talking Books. Watch how they raised this amazing amount by coming together as a community: