Charity says be blind for day

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A CHARITY for the blind is challenging people to experience what it is like to be visually impaired for the day.

The Sheffield branch of the Royal Society for the Blind is asking a group of members of the public to don blindfolds, or glasses which simulate various eye conditions, to mark a global awareness day.

Volunteers from the organisation will be at Meadowhall shopping centre on Thursday, October 11, for World Sight Day, an annual event which aims to raise awareness of sight loss and eye health.

Those taking part in the challenge will have to attempt to purchase a cookie from a stall and make their way to the information stand using their other senses.

Staff from Martyn Kemp opticians will be offering free eye checks to shoppers as part of the event.