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RNIB Announces Winners of See Differently Awards



The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has celebrated inspiring and innovative work in the sight loss sector at its annual See Differently Awards.

 

The awards, hosted by stand-up comedian Jamie MacDonald, brought together people and organisations from across the UK who have worked to make the world a more inclusive place for people with sight loss.

  

“The RNIB See Differently Awards celebrate the amazing stories and achievements of so many people and organisations who generously share their lived experience and professional knowledge,” said RNIB CEO Matt Stringer.

 

“A huge congratulations to all our See Differently Award winners. Whether it’s in the world of employment, the world of influencing, or the world of generating more volunteers, there are some cracking stories to tell.”

 

Winners of the RNIB See Differently Awards, supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery were:

 

·      Margaret Rees – Campaigner of the Year Award

·      Dr Jane Macnaughton – Eye Care Professional of the Year

·      Molly Watt – Best Content Creator of the Year

·      SeeAbility’s Special Schools Eye Care Team – Team of the Year Award

·      Tesco – Employer of the Year Award

·      Suzie Simons – Volunteer of the Year Award

·      Rebecca Atkinson for Mixmups – Design for Everyone Award

·      Sir Robin Millar CBE - 6th Duke of Westminster Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Two nominees received a Highly Commended Award on the night. Dr Harry Petrushkin (Eye Care Professional of the Year), and Judith Barton (Volunteer of the Year).

 

"We are delighted to support the RNIB See Differently Awards,” said Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery.

 

“It's a fantastic opportunity to spotlight all the great work that is happening in the sight loss sector. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners; your contributions are a shining example of how we can work together to make a life-changing impact for blind and partially sighted people."

 

For further information visit https://www.rnib.org.uk/

 

 

 

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