Sight loss charities come together to launch Take on 250 challenge
Sight loss charities have come together to help people kickstart their New Year with the Take on 250 fundraising challenge.
Forth Valley Sensory Centre (FVSC) is collaborating with other organisations to spread awareness of the fact that 250 people begin to lose their sight every day in the UK. The challenge takes place from 1 to 31 January 2023 and people can take part individually or as a team. Participants can pick any activity – whether it be baking, knitting, running, walking, or dancing – and choose to complete 250 minutes, 250 laps, or 250 repetitions along with their fundraising target.
Funds raised for FVSC will go towards providing information, activities and a warm, inviting space in the Centre’s Café Tiki for people living in the Forth Valley area with sight loss.
Charities participating in the 2023 event are all members of Visionary, a membership organisation for sight loss charities.
For more information or to sign up to the virtual fundraiser for free, please visit the Forth Valley Sensory Centre website (opens window).
Jacquie Winning MBE, chief executive of Forth Valley Sensory Centre
“We’re excited to announce the launch of Take on 250 alongside our friends in the sight loss sector for 2023. The last two years have been a rollercoaster for everyone and particularly for blind and partially sighted people. So, let’s begin 2023 with a fresh start. If you’re up for a challenge, why not join us and Take on 250 for Forth Valley Sensory Centre to make a big difference to people living with sight loss in the UK.”