Diane Lee, owner and Director of the Bath Yoga Studio, has raised £300 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), by holding her own unique blindfolded yoga class.
15 of Diane’s clients and friends joined her for the yoga class on Friday 30th November, with each wearing a blindfold to simulate what it might be like to live with sight loss.
Each participant made a donation to RNIB in return for a unique sensory experience as part of the charity’s ‘In The Dark’ fundraising campaign.
The charity is encouraging people to host their own dating, comedy, dinner party or wine tasting evenings in the dark to raise money.
Diane said: “We like to support charities when we can and have regular charity classes and we found out about this event and thought it would be great to support.
“As we have a large client base, I am sure some of clients have had support themselves from RNIB for a friend or family member.”
Alex McDowell, Head of Community, Legacy and Challenge Events at RNIB, said: “Being blind doesn’t always mean living in total darkness. In fact, 93 per cent of the people in the UK registered as blind or partially sighted can actually see something.
“By holding an ‘In The Dark’ event, people will not only be raising money for RNIB, but they’ll also be helping to improve understanding of what it’s like to live with limited vision.
“The money Diane has raised will help us continue to provide emotional and practical support to people with sight loss here in the UK, so we’re really grateful for her support.”
Free fundraising packs and other materials are available to download from RNIB’s website.
To find out more about hosting your own ‘In The Dark’ event, visit: www.rnib.org.uk/inthedark.