About LOOK

LOOK supports visually impaired young people to thrive

We are a small but mighty charity, based in Hereford, but we work nationally, supporting VI children, young people and their families.  

Mentor Project

We support visually impaired (VI) young people principally through our flagship LOOK Mentor Project. We currently support 130 trained volunteer VI LOOK Mentors who are connected with VI mentees for structured and secure peer mentoring. 

Parent Carer Support

We support parent carers through workshops and peer-led chat sessions in our twice-monthly, free, online Parent Support Group

Events & Activities

We also organise events for VI young people and their families. Our big event of the year is LOOKFest, an all-age, VI-accessible weekend in the countryside designed by and for VI young people. 

Holiday Flat

Our VI-accessible seaside holiday flat in Scarborough, Yorkshire is available for families living with visual impairment to book. We are forever thankful to the Henderson family for giving this flat to our charity.


We love partnering with other charities and organisations to deliver workshops and events, and our team are often out and about participating in events and conferences.


LOOK is headed up by Charlotte Carson. Her parents founded the charity after she began losing her sight at the age of seven. She is now Director of LOOK and a passionate and articulate advocate for visually impaired young people and their families.  


We are thankful for the supporters and donors who give to LOOK to enable us to help visually impaired young people to thrive. We couldn’t do it without you – thank you. 

To donate to LOOK please click here. This is our Just Giving page and it is an easy way for anyone to give. No donation is too small, and all go directly towards our work supporting visually impaired children, young people, and their families to thrive.

Special thanks to our London Marathon runners who each year train, fundraise, and run 26 miles through the streets of London to raise money for LOOK. Others take on their own challenges to raise money for LOOK. Do you have an idea? – Do get in touch, we’d love to get behind you as you take on a LOOK challenge. Find out more here

Adam, wearing his LOOK vest, after finishing the Ultra run. He is in a field with a hill behind and is surrounded by his family. They are all smiling and the family dog is also with them!

Thank you to our funders: Blatchington Court Trust, E F Bulmer Benevolent Fund, Hereford Community Foundation, Hereford City Council, The Queen’s Trust, The David Cock Foundation, Thomas Pocklington Trust, Vision Foundation-Fight for Sight.

Thanks also to Pinsent Masons Birmingham office for selecting LOOK as charity of choice for the next two years. 

Our Vision and Purpose

Group of Charlotte, one of our team, with visually impaired young people smiling at the camera.


Our Vision

Our vision is a world where all visually impaired young people are valued, included and can live their best lives.


Our Purpose

Our purpose is to improve the lives of young people with visual impairment (VI) and also families living with VI by providing support, information and activities to help them gain their best outcomes in life. We want to break down the barriers that visually impaired young people their families face.


Our Leadership


Chief Executive Officer

Charlotte Carson is our CEO. She is based in Hereford and leads our team working in different locations around the country.


Peter Mimpriss CVO


Jennifer Bowen, Sir James Galway
Professor Michael Tobin, Peter White


Nicholas Bowen KC, Jennifer Burgos
Simon Morris, Michael Thornton, 
Dr Michael Wolffe (Chair) 
For general enquiries please send an email to: info@look-uk.org 
Photo of Charlotte as a young girl, wearing glasses and leaning against the back of a chair.
Photo of Charlotte as a young girl, wearing glasses and leaning against the back of a chair.

Our Story

LOOK was founded by the parents of our Director, Charlotte, when she began losing her sight at the age of seven. Charlotte and her mother Jennifer were recently featured in the Western Mail, click here to read the interview.