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Every donation makes a difference

Voluntary funds are very important to NCBI and enable us to continue to deliver and expand our services to blind and vision impaired people. While we receive some Government funding towards existing services, any new services, or developments to existing services, must be funded through our own fundraising efforts.

Your donation can make a real difference. Find out more about the people who benefit from NCBI’s services below. 


Sangwan Murray

Sangwan Murray Custom.JPGWhen I lost my sight I didn’t know how I was going to live. It was a big shock. Getting in touch with NCBI opened my eyes and showed me that there is great hope for me and a lot of opportunities.

I can live again. I have found Braille, which I love and it helps me to improve my English and spelling.

I didn’t know how to use computers but I am learning now and it has given me great confidence. 


May Murphy

May Murphy Custom.jpgI have been blind since birth so NCBI has always been important to me. If you have a problem there is always somewhere to go. Even in recent years, after I gave up my guide dog, NCBI provided me with mobility and orientation training, which I found really helpful.

I love to read Braille and when the books arrive in from the library I can’t wait to see what stories they have sent me.

I have been lucky enough to have a lovely volunteer help me out with things like figuring out my mp3 player and going shopping in town.


Mark Talbot

Mark talbot Custom.jpgMy involvement with NCBI has been invaluable to my confidence and to my wellbeing. A community resource worker contacted me when I was in hospital after my illness so I lost no time in getting in touch with the services I needed.

She has been totally supportive, as have NCBI’s employment advisor and the IT trainer for my area, who have been very active in helping me return to work. Mobility has been my biggest challenge so I have been working on using a long cane.

It is very difficult but I know that nobody else is going to do this for me.

I have a lot of living left to do!


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NCBI offers support and services nationwide to people experiencing difficulties with their eyesight.

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