Post date: 
Friday, 27 July 2018

"I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa when I was 17 years old.

Lizzie Capener facing camera wearing red lipstick and a pearl necklace and earrings. A gold banner spans below the photo.

"I have always loved music and was determined to forge a career doing what I love. I have led singing workshops for visually impaired children and am very proud of recording and releasing an album of classical songs and operatic arias, with proceeds being donated to RNIB. I was also a Judge on the TV singing programme All Together Now which was so much fun! I lose myself in music and it has played such an important role in helping increase my confidence and allowing me to just be me. As I don’t look like I have an impairment, I sometimes get strange looks and remarks because I use a white mobility cane and that can knock my confidence. But I don’t dwell on it – I’m too busy with music, and with playing visually impaired cricket!"

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