Blindfolded walk through Dublin City Tommy Campbel along with his friends, family and colleagues from the Revenue walked from Landsdowne House to NCBI HQ to raise funds and awareness of the obstacles faced by those with sight loss. Tommy and the participants raised €3,200 for NCBI, a remarkable amount.
Tommy explains how the idea came about, “A young girl, Ellie, who is the granddaughter of the Chef here in the Revenue where I work, asked for a white cane for a Dance concert she was performing in. It all stemmed from there” Tommy goes on to say, “I walked to the NCBI to get it and I thought it would be great for others to do the walk blindfolded and using canes to raise awareness of the obstacles on pavements in Dublin, so I asked a few friends if they would for the craic.”
Tommy ended up with 22 people willing to do the 4.7 km walk. The walkers were in pairs, one blindfolded with a long cane and the other guiding. Tommy says “Everyone said it was a great experience and that they never realised how hard it would be to get around Dublin.” Well done to Tommy and all who participated & Burke Catering who provided refreshments after.