PEOPLE across Worcestershire are being asked to organise their own "dotty day" to raise money for the county's 19,000 blind and partially sighted.

To celebrate Louis Braille’s revolutionary communication system for blind and partially sighted people, which uses a series of raised dots, sight loss charity the RNIB is encouraging people in Worcestershire to ‘go dotty’ to help support people with sight loss in the area.

A charity spokesman suggested individuals, schools and workplaces could take part whether it be by

dressing in polka dots and bathing in a tub of baked beans to help the estimated 19,000 people affected by sight loss in Worcestershire.

Emma Long, fundraising manager for RNIB, said: “Sight loss can strike anyone at anytime and every single day in the UK around 100 people will be given the devastating news that they are losing their sight.

“RNIB is the leading charity working in the UK offering practical support, advice and information for anyone with sight difficulties but we couldn’t do this work without our fantastic supporters. By taking part in your own Dotty Day you will be making a vital contribution whilst having great fun at the same time.”

To find out more about Dotty Days and RNIB, or register for your free fundraising materials, visit or please call 01733 375244.