Latest news

Keep up to date with Read for RNIB. Get all the latest Read for RNIB event updates, special offers, competitions and news from around the UK.

Register for Read for RNIB today and join in the fun!

  • Sadness at the news of Read for RNIB supporter Sue Townsend’s death

    RNIB has lost one of its most loyal supporters. Sue, who lost her sight to diabetic retinopathy in 2001, passed away after suffering a stroke aged just 68 years old. The author of the Adrian Mole series has been involved with RNIB since she became a Talking Book user....

    Celebrity_Support_Sue Townsend_150x150
  • Listen to our exclusive podcast

    Read for RNIB short story by Patrick Ness and narrated by Christopher Eccleston now available online To celebrate the much anticipated re-launch of award-winning author Patrick Ness’s collection of short stories “Topics About Which I Know Nothing”, Read for RNIB has joined with publishers Fourth Estate to release an...

    Read for RNIB Day working with Patrick Ness and Christopher Eccleston.
  • Organise a book sale

    Get your books out for RNIB! Hold a book sale to help us raise money to make more books available for people with sight loss. Do you have any books that you have read and enjoyed and would now like to pass on? This month, why not support us...

  • Thank you from Read for RNIB

    Thank you to everyone who took part in Read for RNIB 2013. On Friday, 11 October 2013 thousands of people across the country joined with us to help change the story for blind and partially sighted people. In London Waterloo train station we joined with celebrities and members of...

    Mayor of London supports Read for RNIB Day
  • Rio arrives!

    Read for RNIB and The Citizenship Foundation are excited to announce a brand new member of the Go-Givers team – Rio the partially sighted monkey! Rio’s story Launched in time for Read for RNIB 2013, Rio is the first fully accessible character for blind and partially sighted pupils. As...

    Rio, our first fully accessible Go-Giver
  • Frank Lampard helps change the story

    Chelsea and England legend Frank Lampard has tackled a new challenge this week in aid of Read for RNIB this Friday. The footballer is one of a host of stars who are turning their talents to a recording of a very curious RNIB talking book. Frank took time out...

    Frank Lampard supports Read for RNIB
  • The Voice winner Andrea Begley is new Read for RNIB ambassador

    Andrea Begley, the winner of the 2013 series of The Voice, was today announced as an ambassador for Read for RNIB. This took place as she visited Joseph Clarke School to lead a music workshop for a group of blind and partially sighted children. The amateur musicians, who ranged in...

  • Author Marcus Sedgwick supports Read for RNIB

    Today we are excited to announce the release of “She Is Not Invisible” (from Orion/Indigo) by Marcus Sedgwick. Simultaneous publication The excellent news is that it has been published simultaneously in hardback, eBook (with text-to-speech), audio, large print (via AudioGo), and in braille and DAISY format (via RNIB) ensuring...

    Marcus Sedgwick is supporting Read for RNIB Day
  • Waterloo Wonderland

    To help celebrate this year’s Read for RNIB, hundreds of people will join us at London Waterloo train station on Friday 11 October from 6am to 11pm to help give literary classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” a curiouser and curiouser twist. Sections of the story will be narrated throughout...

    Read for RNIB Day hosts Wonderland at Waterloo
  • Launch of Reading Group Challenge

    Book lovers across the UK are being encouraged to take part in an exclusive Reading Group Challenge to raise money to make books more accessible for people with sight loss. The challenge includes a selection of books which all feature blind or partially sighted characters. The Reading Group Challenge...

    she is not invisible

News archive

Read past news items:

WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann