Stories of Impact

Helping young people who are blind and vision impaired to thrive

Did you know that 200,000 people are living with sight loss in London and just under 700,000, 1 in every 12 adults, are living with a sight threatening condition? 

That’s why we are working with Vision Foundation, London’s leading sight loss charity, to help them support their vision of a future where people living with sight loss are equal citizens and preventable blindness is a thing of the past.  

IICF awarded a grant to Vision Foundation to deliver an online event for blind and partially sighted people between 16 and 25, highlighting the importance of maintaining mental fitness. The event served as a prequel to a set of four in-person activity days organised in partnership with Jamie’s Farm.  

Each activity day offered 10 young people the chance to spend a day outdoors in nature, working with animals and participating in challenges and activities that allowed them to explore themselves and their well-being journeys.  

“It was great to be given tasks that you don’t normally do and be given the opportunity to complete them independently. I particularly enjoyed interacting with the animals and chopping firewood.” – Sam, Event Participant 

IICF recognises that the UK has one of the poorest rates of social mobility in the developed world. We’re working to change this by uniting the industry in volunteering, leadership and grants to social mobility charities. In the UK we’ve raised nearly £2M to change the lives of more than 7,500 people in the communities in which we live and work. 

Each time you donate to IICF – directly, or as sponsor or participant at one of our events – you’re helping to change lives and we thank you for your support.  

To read more about the work of Vision Foundation visit their website – www.visionfoundation.org.uk 

 

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Executive Director IICF UK
71-75 Shelton Street,
London WC2H 9JQ
Email: wwilder@iicf.org