NCBI were delighted to announce that Irish international rugby player Robbie Henshaw is an ambassador for the National Council for the Blind (NCBI). Robbie will lend his support to the charity and its vital fundraising work throughout the year.
According to Chris White, CEO of NCBI, “It’s an honour to have Robbie come on board as an NCBI ambassador. The people we work with show great determination and strength on a daily basis – qualities that Robbie displays regularly on the pitch. We are delighted that he is willing to give up his time so generously to support NCBI’s work with people with sight loss.”
NCBI’s work in ensuring that people with sight loss have the same rights and opportunities as others is what attracted Robbie to the charity. “I had so many opportunities growing up and I was able to participate in sport and music in my community. But a lot of young people who are blind or vision impaired don’t have the same choices as I had. People with sight loss want to be able to fully participate in life and be independent but they have a lot of hurdles to overcome to do that. I’ve seen first-hand the difference that NCBI makes in helping people to break down those barriers.” We are all looking forward to have Robbie on board.