“Each time I return an album it is like parting with a treasured friend” Jennifer, Library Member, Bristol 

Why we need your help



Liam joined our library aged 6. Our books have enabled him to learn to read, encouraged him to broaden his horizons, write and publish poetry and achieve A and A* grades in his GCSEs and A levels. Liam is off to study French and German at university – we couldn’t be more proud!

Why we need your help

It’s because of people like Liam that we exist – in fact, we have over ten thousand blind or partially sighted members of our free library. But we want to provide this service for more people, build on our range of titles – and reach more blind and partially sighted people through innovations like our online Discovery Hubs and our Touch To See book clubs. Please make a donation today to help us realise our dreams – and theirs. Your donation will be appreciated by Liam – and ten thousand others.

It is a core principle of Living Paintings that all of our services are provided completely free of charge to all blind and partially sighted people in the UK and Eire. This means that there are no barriers, particularly financial, to those in need being able to benefit.

Working on an annual budget of about £400,000 and with an amazing team of 360 volunteers our work currently benefits around 13,000 people, a number that grows each week.

Not only do we want to continue to provide our library members with a completely free service and develop new Touch to See books for them to explore, but we also want to be able to reach the thousands of blind and partially sighted people in the country who are as yet unaware of our service.

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