We are a small, independent charity. We’re always keen to collaborate, and we welcome your support.
Below are some ways people help us. If you’d like to be involved, we’d love to hear from you…
Your fundraising money has a life-changing impact on the young people that we help.
With just £6, we can pay for a young person to attend one of our VI focused employment and opportunity days. Only one in four visually impaired people in the UK are in work. This needs to change – and our workshops equip young people to know their rights to ensure their future.
£30 will pay for an afternoon of face to face/one-to-one mentoring for a young person. At Look, we know the power of talking to your peers, which is why we run a peer mentoring scheme.
£50 will pay for an hour of counselling for a recently diagnosed young person or parent.
£100 will pay for our staff and mentors to deliver a World of Difference workshop in a VI young person’s school. Many of the young people we work with tell us school can be challenging, especially if their classmates don’t understand their visual impairment. Our World of Difference sessions promote inclusion and understanding and encourage visually impaired young people to speak out about the barriers they face at school.
£200 will pay for a visually impaired young person to attend our 3 day festival – LOOKFest.
£250 will pay to train a visually impaired mentor.
£400 pays for a year’s worth of regular, structured weekly mentoring support for a young person from a trained VI mentor and look staff.
£800 will pay for a child to attend our week-long residential independence summer school at Jamie’s Farm.
£1000 will pay to train a visually impaired mentor as a forest school leader – leading directly to real job opportunities.