Kickstart your year with a challenge – sight loss charities come together to launch Take on 250

Marking the start to a new year with an exciting new challenge, Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire launches virtual fundraiser, Take on 250.

Every day in the UK 250 people begin to lose their sight, and to help spread awareness, Sight Support HEY is collaborating with 34 other sight loss charities to invite people to Take on 250.

The challenge takes place from 1 January to 31 January 2022, and people can take part individually or as a team.

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

Funds raised for Sight Support HEY will help people who are coming to terms with their sight loss by providing emotional and practical support from one of the charity’s expert Community Advice Officers.

Sandra Ackroyd, Chief Executive: “We’re excited to announce the launch of Take on 250 alongside our friends in the sight loss sector for 2022! The last two years have been a rollercoaster for everyone and particularly for blind and partially sighted people. So, let’s begin 2022 with a fresh start.

“If you’re up for a challenge, why not join us and Take on 250 for Sight Support HEY to make a big difference to people living with sight loss in the Hull and East Yorkshire.”

For more information or how to sign up to the virtual fundraiser for free, click here.