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  • The countdown to RNIB Read is over!

    Wear dots and raise lots Today we’re thrilled to have Countdown star, Rachel Riley, launching this October’s RNIB Read! To celebrate the revolutionary braille system, RNIB is calling on people across the UK to wear dots and raise lots this October to support the charity’s work making more books...

  • New Poirot book available for all on the same day!

    Today is a good day for book lovers as the first Poirot novel in four decades is available for blind readers at the same time as sighted readers. RNIB joins with HarperCollins Blind and partially sighted readers can enjoy the triumphant return of Poirot this week thanks to an...

  • New world record for Bear Hunt!

    Largest Reading Lesson Ever! This morning 1,438 children broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for the Largest Reading Lesson, celebrating 25 years of the classic picture book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at Charter Hall in Colchester, Essex UK! Read for RNIB and Walker Books hosted the largest reading...

  • Bear Hunt Competition

    Fancy winning some wonderful prizes? Exciting news is that if you raise money for Read for RNIB’s Biggest Ever Bear Hunt between the dates of 1st July – 1st August you will be automatically entered into a competition to win exclusive Bear Hunt goodies for your school or nursery. Playground...

  • Kiddi Caru nursery chain is joining the Bear Hunt

    RNIB Read and Walker Books is excited to announce that day nursery chain Kiddi Caru will be joining the Bear Hunt in July. They are planning a week of activities starting on 10 July which just happens to be Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day! A week of fun! The children...

  • Hello Dolly!

    Dolly Parton presents braille book Music legend Dolly Parton took time out of her UK tour to present a braille book to 5-year-old Dylan Manifold from Liverpool. Dylan was born with septo optic dysplasia which means he has no sight except for a slight light perception. The presentation, which...

  • Make a Noise in Libraries!

    Get loud! It’s that time of year again – say hello to Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight! It’s time to get your thinking caps on and vocalise those ideas loudly and proudly. Remember WWI This year’s theme is the First World War as 2014 marks the one hundredth...

  • Triumph at Chelsea

    RNIB is delighted to be hosting a garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, in partnership with property developers Countryside. Our ‘Mind’s Eye Garden’ is named after the human ability to visualise scenes and images without the need for sight. Through the innovative use of a range of...

  • 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....

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  • 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.

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