09.10.2009

Blindfold walk raises money for charity

Blindfold walk raises money for charity

By Adrian Galbreth

A blindfolded walk has helped to raise money and awareness for guide dogs.

Members of Swindon Lions Club were blindfolded and then guided on the walk to have an understanding of living while sightless.

A bucket collection took place at the same time, with the funds to be donated to Swindon Guide Dogs.

President of the club Maurice Watson told the Swindon Advertiser that he had found it difficult to walk in a straight line while blindfolded.

"The thing about blindness is that anyone at any time can lose their sight, either through accident or failing health," he noted.

Earlier this week, the Melton Times reported that the Melton Mowbray Lions Club was taking action to help people suffering from impaired vision.

It is collecting glasses for the Sight First Scheme, which repairs and cleans old spectacles before giving them to impoverished people around the world.

Global camps for distributing them are run by Lions Club International.

by Emily Tait


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