Our mission

Working with a diverse group of sight loss charities, the aim of the Greater London Fund for the Blind is to improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people of all ages through our fundraising.


How we make a difference

The Greater London Fund for the Blind (GLFB) raises vital funds to support a wide range of services – delivered at the local level by our member charities.

With around 200,000 people impacted by sight loss in London, the requests for specialist support assistance is growing. For many of these individuals, sight loss brings isolation, vulnerability and lack of independence.

The GLFB, together with our nine member charities are working to change this. Whether it is providing specialist support to a family with a blind child, employment skills training to a young adult or  social clubs for an isolated older person, our aim is to improve lives by helping individuals overcome many of the problems associated with sight loss.

Please consider making a donation to enable us to reach more blind and partially sighted people in need of support.


GLFB is immensely proud to have a handful of plucky runners taking part in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon in support of our work.

Robin Davies is one such runner and his story says it all so please read on…

“I have chosen to run for GLFB because I personally struggle with my vision and have done for many years. Since a young age, I have been virtually blind in my right eye, which was never an issue because my left eye always overcompensated meaning my vision day to day was fine.
However, in recent years, I have developed a condition in my right eye called Retinoschisis, which is when an area of the retina has separated into two layers, resulting in severe loss of vision, and potential retinal detachment.

This means that I am now prone to severe migraines, and I have to be careful when playing any contact sport in case I get I knock to the head which can cause a detachment. There is also a very real risk of developing Retinoschisis in my left eye, which would mean I would basically lose any clarity in my vision and eventually go blind.

Sight is one of those things people take for granted, and until you have a problem with it you don’t realise how much it means to you. The GLFB raises money to help the blind and partially sighted people. They also fund special projects to improve the lives of people affected by sight loss”.

Please visit Robin’s fundraising page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robinjdavies13
to find out more and support his fundraising efforts if you are feeling inspired by his story.
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Join Team GLFB for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

It’s not too late for 2019!  GLFB have a limited number of Virgin Money London Marathon places still available for 2019. Contact Tamsin to find out how you can apply at [email protected] or telephone 020 7620 2066.


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