Charity of The Year
Each year, Dotty About Braille will choose one charity to support and to kick this off, I've chosen Speed of Sight, a fantastic charity that gives blind, visually impaired and other disabled people the opportunity to drive a car around a race track.
I never thought I'd be able to drive a car, and it's something I've always felt quite sad about so I was delighted to discover Speed of Sight last year. I went along to one of their track days and it was absolutely brilliant, I was so nervous as you can imagine, and the whole team were great, really reassuring and friendly. I honestly can't rate it highly enough.
Speed of Sight was created in 2012 by totally blind Mike Newman and his friend John Galloway. Mike was born blind but always had a passion for racing cars and dreamt of being a racing car driver, and in 2001 he received a Guinness World Record for being the fastest blind motorcycle rider. He's since gone on to achieve seven more Guinness World Records and in 2023 Mike received the OBE for services to people with disabilities.
So I pledge to donate a minimum of 5% of my total revenue to Speed of Sight during 2024.