“Boxes of magic” offer great comfort during isolation
April 22, 2020

As we all do our part by staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, feeling increasingly isolated and cut-off from the community is all too common for blind and partially sighted people.

For 73-year-old Danni, comfort comes in the form of the “boxes of magic” she continues to recieve as a Living Paintings library member. While enjoying our tactile pictures, she feels the voices on the accompanying audio descriptions “are like my real friends that guide me through these magical places. It feels as though I have friends with me at home”.

“From my sofa I can visit art galleries, I can visit gardens, I can go bird watching. I can be taken out of myself and into another world, I can travel the world!”

Please Donate to our urgent appeal to help isolated blind people during Covid-19

Demand has increased dramatically this week, and we are absolutely committed to continuing to provide our library service. But we are facing huge challenges including the loss of significant income from planned fundraising events. Please give your support to ensure we can continue to operate in these difficult and unprecedented times.

A donation of £20 could provide an isolated blind person with Touch to See books for the next four months.

Please visit our crowdfunding page, donate if you can, and share with your friends, family and wider networks. Thank you.

Support our work

Donate Online

Donate By Phone +44 (0) 1635 299 771

Donate By Cheque payable to:
Living Paintings
Unit 8 Kingsclere Park | Kingsclere | Newbury | Berks | RG20 4SW

Your guide to our website