The Matchroom Charitable Foundation has made a £20,000 donation to the Royal Society for Blind Children towards their Live Life Go Further programme. The programme was developed to meet the needs of young people with sight loss aged 8-25. With support from The Matchroom Charitable Foundation, blind and partially sighted children and young people who go on Live Life Go Further will improve their emotional well-being and develop the independence and resilience necessary to live their lives as they choose. The donation represents a third of the annual budget for the programme.
A representation of the RSBC said: “On behalf of The Royal Society for Blind Children, I would like to thank you and your fellow Trustees for your generous grant of £20,000 towards our Core services. We will use this money towards our Live Life Go Further programme. RSBC believe that with the right support, young people are more than capable of living beyond their sight loss. Through a combination of education, sport, creative art, personal mentoring, and family support programmes we support blind and partially sighted children and young people to unleash their potential and adapt to their disability. RSBC would not be able to deliver our services without support from funders like The Matchroom Charitable Foundation. Your assistance helps us make sure that no child in the UK grows up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind.”