LETTERS: Wear dots, raise lots... for the blind

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I was really shocked to find out that every 15 minutes in the UK someone starts to lose their sight.

I know only too well how worrying it is to think you might not see your loved ones again after needing a cataract operation myself.

Thankfully the operation was a success, but it made me think about how my life would change if I couldn’t read my lines or see the reaction on other actors’ faces when I’m on set.

Almost two million people in the UK live with little or no sight at all. the Royal Nationa Institute for the Blind (RNIB) is there to offer a wide range of practical and emotional support, from its invaluable help line and legal rights service to talking books and even volunteers to help get people online.

That’s why I’m supporting RNIB’s ‘Wear dots... raise lots’ campaign which raises much needed funds to support all of RNIB’s vital work for people with sight loss.

It’s really easy to make a difference, simply gather your friends or colleagues and dig out the polka dots. Or why not try a dotty cake sale or games evening?

For more dotty ideas and a free fundraising pack, you can register your interest at www.rnib.org.uk/weardots or by calling 0845 345 0054

Barbara Windsor

RNIB