Wayne Chapman

Eye Care Champion - London
Wayne Chapman

What is your role?

I am a SeeAbility London Eye Care Champion covering the whole of London.

What is your work history?

I have mainly worked in customer service and administrative settings in the UK and France. Most of my work has been in the visual impairment sector and as a volunteer interpreter and musician, I accompanied disabled children on an annual pilgrimage to Lourdes from my late teens until my early 30s.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by the determination of others who wish to make a difference to people, and this motivates me to promote the importance of accessing the right eye care for people with learning disabilities and autism, despite being totally blind from birth.

What's your favourite thing to do outside work?

Outside work, I love watching TV, Spotify sessions using my iPad connected to a Bluetooth speaker, listening to audio books using Audible and attending mass at my local Catholic church where I am the male representative in the choir.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

The best piece of advice I have ever been given came from my late mum: The world owes you nothing, you owe the world something by being part of it and making a valuable contribution in whatever way you can.

What’s one thing about you that people would be surprised to learn?

It may surprise you to learn that I am fascinated by light and the stars even though I have never seen them.