Walk the Blindfold Mile Worcester

Sight Concern Worcestershire are inviting people to get involved in an unusual and memorable trust building event, Walk the Blindfold Mile, across Worcester City Centre, on Saturday 18 April 2020 at 10.00am. You will walk in pairs, one blindfolded, one sighted, along a designated route, starting from Sight Concern’s Bradbury Centre on Sansome Walk and taking in the High Street and Worcester Cathedral. Your partner will guide you and you can swap over along the way. There will be a number of blindfolded challenges to complete, such as buying and drinking a cup of coffee. There will be activities at Cathedral Square, including a penalty shootout and using a white cane. Friends, family, companies and schools are all invited to take part to experience some of the challenges that blind and partially sighted people overcome each day. Jim McBride, Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and Lesk Engineers, and Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Edwards have already signed up to take part. The event is sponsored by Lesk Engineers, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and Harrison Clark Rickerbys. Former participant, Cynthia Palmer, said: “It really does make you appreciate the courage that sight impaired people have to venture out into a world that they cannot see. I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration four years ago and I’m gradually losing my sight. I walked the Blindfold Mile so that I could experience some of the challenges that lie ahead.” There is a small booking fee to take part. You will receive an event Tshirt to wear on the day. Sight Concern ask you to raise as much sponsorship as you can to support local blind and partially sighted people and the vital services Sight Concern provides to help people rebuild their confidence. To book your tickets online, please visit here or for any further information please call Penny Weir on 10905 332914 or email p.weir@sightconcern.co.uk