Local sight loss charity HERIB has joined up with Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Safety 1st Driving Academy to offer a unique driving challenge that gives blind and partially-sighted people, and fully-sighted people wearing a blindfold, the opportunity to experience driving without the sense of sight.
Throughout the day, fully-supervised participants will drive two laps around a specially-devised track (3 miles) with the help of a qualified driving instructor.
Angela Gregory, HERIB’s Fundraising Manager, said: “It’s very different to other driving challenges that are out there and it’s great fun. For blind and partially-sighted people, it might be their first time behind the wheel of a car or a chance to once again enjoy getting behind the wheel.”
There’s a £10 registration fee to reserve your place and HERIB asks for a minimum donation of £50 through sponsorship from participants, though the challenge can also be bought as a gift.
For more information or to reserve a place call HERIB on 01482 342297 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.