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  • Team members: Simon Westcott
  • Event: London Marathon 2019, 28 Apr 2019

The Royal Society For Blind Children London Marathon 2019

Team RSBC are taking on the London Marathon 2019 to ensure no child grows up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind..

Charity Registration No. 307892

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We are a brother and sister combo running the 2019 London Marathon in aid of the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC).

The RSBC believe no child in the UK should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind.

There are an estimated 36,000 blind and partially sighted children and young people in England and Wales. Every day, four more children will be diagnosed with sight loss.

  • 90% of those who lose their sight in youth will never have a long term job
  • Two thirds of blind people are living on or below the poverty line
  • Most will never have a meaningful relationship

A lack of support for parents, fewer opportunities to learn vital life skills, and limited access to positive social experiences mean that blind children are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to their emotional well-being, social development and ultimately, employment prospects.

The RSBC create a better life for blind children, by helping every young person they work with to find and fulfil their own unique potential.

They are there for them from the moment they are told they have lost their sight, guiding them and their families on their journey through sight loss.

They provide them with a combination of support,learning and development opportunities to help them develop the resilience and skills they will need to navigate their own futures.

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