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Charities unite for barrier-breaking fundraiser

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RNIB is among 49 backing the Take on 250 challenge

50 sight loss charities are welcoming back the much-loved virtual fundraiser, Take on 250.

Over two million people across the UK are living with sight loss, which is why the groups are uniting to help make a difference.

Taking place from 1 January to 31 January, the virtual fundraiser is free, and participants can choose any challenge individually or as a team to help raise awareness of the challenges people with sight loss face every day.

They can choose any activity, whether it be singing, baking, running, walking or dancing and complete 250 minutes, 250 laps, or 250 hours – the choice is up to the individual or team, including their fundraising target.

Chris Perrin, interim challenge events senior manager at Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), said: “We are so pleased to welcome back Take on 250. It’s great to see the number of charities uniting has almost doubled since last year.

“This virtual fundraiser is a great way for people from across the UK to unite and help break down the barriers blind and partially sighted people face. If you’re up for a challenge, please join us and Take on 250 this January 2023.”

For more information or how to sign up to the free virtual fundraiser, please visit: