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Kickstart your year with a challenge – sight loss charity launches Take on 250

Marking the start to a new year with an exciting challenge, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) launches virtual fundraiser, Take on 250.

Every day in the UK 250 people begin to lose their sight, and to help spread awareness of this, RNIB and 28 other charities from the sight loss sector are uniting to help make a difference by inviting people to Take on 250.

Taking place from 1 January to 31 January 2022, people can conquer the virtual fundraiser by choosing any challenge individually or as a team to help break down barriers for blind and partially sighted people.

Participants can choose any activity, whether it be baking, knitting, running, walking, or dancing and complete 250 minutes, 250 laps, or 250 hours – the choice is up to the individual or team, including their fundraising target.

Lizzi Wagner, Senior Challenge Events Manager at RNIB, said: “We’re excited to welcome back Take on 250 for 2022! The last two years have been a rollercoaster for everyone and particularly for blind and partially sighted people. So, let’s begin 2022 with a fresh start.

“If you’re up for a challenge, why not join us and Take on 250 to help raise funds for RNIB and provide support for the two million people living with sight loss.”