HELLO - MY NAME IS SIMON HILL AND I HAVE BEEN TOTALLY BLIND SINCE THE AGE OF FOUR YEARS OLD DUE TO RETINOBLASTOMA. I AM NOW 33 YEARS OLD AND THROUGHOUT MY LATER LIFE I HAVE WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO:-
'TACKLING LIFE WITHOUT SIGHT'
I HAVE JUST REGISTERED A COMPANY CALLED ' A BLIND INSIGHT' TO HELP BLIND PEOPLE TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR LIVES WHEN AND HOW THEY WISH
'A BLIND INSIGHT'
A sighted assistant service giving blind and partially sighted people the option of paying for a sighted person to be with them whenever they need to arrange it.
Each registered client can then confidently go shopping, for a walk, visit events, a restaurant etc. and enjoy situations they may feel isolated from in daily life
Despite a variety of hard working charities supporting blind people, it is my belief and experience that real practical support is still lacking. A white cane or a guide dog can be a solution to getting around but they can’t give a totally blind person like myself the freedom we need.
'A Blind Insight' is a company founded on my passion to help others like myself.
I have held several full time jobs, including Call Handler for The West Midlands Police Force and Assistant Mortgage Advisor with The Royal Bank of Scotland. Despite being a Paralympian, having played for the GB Blind Football Team at The Beijing Paralympics, I still need, like many others, to take more individual control of my life with sighted help.
The money I am trying to raise will go towards the cost of getting my company up and running. These include, legal expenses to get contracts and legal documents drawn up, paying wages to a couple of people to help with the day to day tasks of running the business in the first six to twelve months, and promoting and marketing the business.
Thank you for visiting my Crowd Funding Site
Please Donate and Share - Simon
This is a link to an early video of my life and Blind Football