On Friday 11th December celebrate Hatty Christmas with Blind Children UK. Join in the fun by wearing a Christmas Hat to work or even to your Christmas party. Whether you get festive in a fedora, add baubles to a beanie, or add tinsel to your tiara, wear your Christmas hat on Friday 11 December and help change lives of children living with vision impairment (£2 suggested donation).
Max (pictured) was diagnosed with congenital nystagmus and soon after his parent and Max attended the Newcastle Nystagmus Network’s open day, “It was very overwhelming,” Aggie, Max Mum says, “like entering a different world. If I hadn’t met Phil (Family Support Officer for Blind Children UK) that day, I don’t know if I would have got help so quickly – I didn’t know what was available. Max is making such progress now. I’m really grateful we know where to go to if we need help in the future.”
Luckily Max has gone from strength to strength and Aggie and Max. They recently attended one of Blind Children UK’s residential weekends, which are set up particularly to help families whose child has recently been diagnosed with a vision impairment. These weekends are all thanks to people’s amazing fundraising efforts.
Max, Aggie and Robert
However there are around 30,000 children and young people in the UK who have a visual impairment. Many of these aren’t getting the support they need to reach their potential. At Blind Children UK we work to ensure children with vision impairment, like any other child, learn about the world around them and grow up happy. You can help open up the world for blind children like Max by holding a Hatty Christmas Day at work or school on Friday the 11th of December (or date of your choice).
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