Ed Smith

72 hour Blackout Blindfold whilst Climbing Thailand Mountains

Fundraising for RNIB - Royal National Institute of Blind People
raised of £2,500 target
by 149 supporters
We help blind and partially sighted people to break down the barriers of sight loss



Sgoing on guys!! Nobody in this world makes me prouder than my sister. Unbelievable how much she thrives without the ability to see in a world designed for the sighted. So I decided I needed to try this blindness thing out to see if it gave me superpowers. I'm gonna go 72 hours blackout blindfolded while climbing some mountains and generally going on adventures while travelling Thailand. Whatever happens I'm dead set on going somewhere proper flipping beautiful while blindfolded. 

My girlfriend Eimear is helping me out hugetime by guiding me on my stumbles through Asia. She will be live streaming throughout n helping me put my socks on the right way round etc etc. A huge challenge for her as well so super grateful for that!

RNIB are a charity who help out my sister and other visually impaired people so so much. They provide library books in Braille to allow blind people to read, they drive accessible technology, provide emotional support, equipment and much more.

Any donations would be crazy appreciated, thanks so much🌌🌁

Please follow @blackout_blindfold on instagram for regular updates, and livestreams during the three days!!

Image description: Me and my sister Harriet together on the (v windy) roof of St Johns chapel. 

About the charity

Every day 250 people in the UK start losing their sight. With your help, we can be there when people need us most, support independent living, create an inclusive society and prevent avoidable sight loss. Every pound you raise will help create a future where sight loss is no longer a barrier.

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