Support blind reading appeal

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The Royal National Institute of Blind People is urging South Yorkshire residents to take part in its annual appeal.

Read for RNIB Day, takes place on October 19.

Every penny raised will help provide services such as braille, talking books and giant print for people with sight loss.

Participants are urged to host a literary lunch for friends and family, organise a book sale or a sponsored read.

Research has shown only seven per cent of books are accessible to the UK’s two million blind and partially sighted.

n To get involved in the appeal download a Read for RNIB Day pack crammed with ideas and tips by logging on to or call 0845 345 0054 for more information.