LETTER: Going dotty to raise money

I was really shocked to find out that every 15 minutes in the UK someone starts to lose their sight.

I know only too well how worrying it is to think you might not see your loved ones again after needing a cataract operation myself. Thankfully the operation was a success, but it made me think about how my life would change if I couldn’t read my lines or see the reaction on other actors’ faces when I’m on set.

Almost two million people in the UK live with little or no sight at all. The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is there to offer a wide range of practical and emotional support, from its invaluable Helpline and Legal Rights Service to Talking Books and even volunteers to help get people online.

That’s why I’m supporting RNIB’s ‘Wear Dots ... Raise Lots’ campaign which raises much-needed funds to support all of the RNIB’s vital work for people with sight loss.

It’s really easy to make a difference. Simply gather your friends or colleagues and dig out the polka dots. Or why not try a dotty cake sale or games evening? For more dotty ideas and a free fundraising pack, got to www.rnib.org.uk/wear dots or call 0845 345 0054.

Barbara Windsor

For RNIB, London

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make our website your homepage at www.eastbourneherald.co.uk

2 Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/eastbourne.herald

3 Follow us on Twitter @Eastbournenews

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Eastbourne Herald - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.