Sight and Sound Technology

Sight & Sound Technology Three Peaks Challenge

Fundraising for Blind in Business
£4,211
raised of £2,000 target
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Blind in Business

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We give blind people the skills and support to find fulltime employment

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On 17th August 2013 Sight and Sound Technology will enbark on The Three Peaks 24 hour Challenge.

Sight and Sound Technology have been providing technology solutions for the blind for over 30 years, and we are constantly inspired and humbled by the characters that we meet on a daily basis.   We are raising money for Blind in Business a charity that supports and helps those that are blind or visually impaired find work and develop careers.  

The inspiration for the this latest challenge has been fuelled by two or our customers; Michael and Daniel Smith; 21 year old twins who only recently lost most of their vision as a result of a hereditary condition…the boys are amazing characters, both top flyers, university students (Michael was studying Medicine and Daniel reading Aeronautical Engineering)…despite the life changing devastation of realising they would never fulfil their dreams of being a Doctor and Pilot, they have never lost the drive, courage and sheer determination to be the best…..they completed a tandem team cycle ride from London to Amsterdam which we supported them with and now…the 3 peaks in 24 hours is next on the list.   For more information on the boys, can be found at http://www.sightandsound.co.uk/downloads/docs/Twins_Case_Study.pdf

 

Another inspirational character joining us on the challenge is Ian Ketteringham.  Ian, a typical 20 year old,  who whilst coming to the end of his second year at Liverpool Hope University where he was studying for a BSc in Environmental Management and Sports Studies, discovered devastating news that he had the same rare genetic condition as suffered by the twins, called ‘Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy’ (LHON) and that he was unlikely to ever regain his full sight.

 

Ian received assistance from Blind in Business and together with Sight and Sound Technology Ian successfully applied to the Metropolitan Police Service in the Directorate of Information, gaining full time employment on their ICT Graduate Development Programme. He has received on site one-to-one training from Sight and Sound Technology’s specialist trainers: making him more efficient.   For Ian's full story, please visit http://www.sightandsound.co.uk/downloads/docs/Ian_Ketteringham.pdf.

Hopefully also joining the team will be Alan Lock,  a former Royal Navy Officer who in late 2003 began to suffer from Macular Degeneration which rapidly destroyed much of his vision and cost him his military career. Despite this, Alan has completed 10 marathons including the 151 mile Marathon Des Sables in the Sahara Desert. In 2008, Alan set a Guinness World Record and raised over $80,000 for charity when he became the first visually impaired person to row across the Atlantic Ocean, for more information, visit http://www.polar-vision.org/index.php/alan-lock/.

 

In total the Sight and Sound team will be about 18  strong and on May 10th we embark on our first trial ascent to Snowdon.

 

 

 

 

About the charity

Blind in Business

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Blind in Business helps young partially sighted and blind people into work through comprehensive Training and Employment Services. Both are free. Blind in Business works with young people all over the UK, helping them to raise their confidence and compete equally for jobs with sighted candidates.

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Total raised
£4,210.81
+ £758.79 Gift Aid
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£3,410.81
Offline donations
£800.00

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