The Greater London Fund for the Blind
The Greater London Fund for the Blind (GLFB) is a fund-raising charity. They raise money for their member charities and grassroots community organisations that help improve the lives of blind and visually impaired people across London.
Who they help
There are more than 39,000 registered blind and visually impaired people living in London - that’s enough to fill the Albert Hall every night for a week. For many of these people, blindness brings isolation, vulnerability and lack of independence. Just venturing outside can be a traumatic experience. Activities that improve our quality of life – sport, the arts, keeping fit – are often denied to them. And the sad fact is that unemployment among the visually impaired is more than 70 per cent, even though many have useful skills they are willing and able to contribute to society.
GLFB is working with our member organisations to change attitudes.
GLFB and SeeAbility
SeeAbility is fortunate to be one of GLFB’s member charities. Recently Craig Linton, Head of Fundraising at GLFB and journalist Benjamin Halfpenny visited SeeAbility’s Leatherhead services. Read Ben’s description of the day.