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.
Blind young people want to live fulfilling and happy lives, free of judgement and full of possibilities, just like anyone else. Join us on our journey to support young people and their families. It’s only with your generous support that we can continue to help visually impaired young people gain confidence and thrive. Get in touch!
Run for Look
Every year, we invite a group of runners to join the London Marathon on behalf of Look. By running for Look you can really make a massive impact on families living with visual impairment.
The atmosphere on marathon day really is incredible. Thousands of people will turn out to watch and scream your name, cheering you on. We’ll also give you all the support you need from the moment you sign up all the way to the finish line.
If you’d like to find out more about 2021’s outstanding team, or you’re interested in running for Look, please contact us!
Friends of Look (Membership)
For many people, small regular donations are more convenient than one-off payments.
As one of our close supporters, we’ll keep you in the loop on what we get up to.
If you’d like to be involved longer term, please consider joining the Friends of Look.
There are lots of unique volunteering opportunities with Look. From helping out at events to promoting our services, we depend on the amazing work of our kind volunteers.
If you’d like to be involved, please get in touch.
Become a Mentor
Our fantastic mentors are an absolutely vital part of Look, and they come from all kinds of different backgrounds.
Being a mentor is really rewarding and fun. If you’d like to become a Mentor with Look, drop us a line and we’d be more than happy to talk through it. Get in touch.
Our work depends on support from donors and patrons, and some people choose to leave a legacy in their will.
These kinds of donation ensure that we can continue into the future.
If you’d like to find out more about leaving a legacy donation to Look, please get in touch.