Imagine not being able to see at the most visual time of the year – Christmas?

That is exactly the sentiment that Henshaws, the leading North-West sight loss charity, is hoping to convey to Mancunians in its latest fundraising campaign as it aims to raise money to help over 79,000 people across Greater Manchester to have a better Christmas visually.

The charity is launching the campaign with an emotive video featuring visually impaired youngsters explaining how Henshaws has changed their lives and thanking those who have donated to the charity ensuring they have a better life.

The campaign will be launched across social media platform, press and online and aims to raise funds to help visually impaired children live their best life not just a Christmas but also all year long. Donations will be matched funded by The Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust so a donation of £10 will be worth £20, or a donation of £100 worth £200. To make a donation visit

The video can be seen here

As well as launching this campaign, Henshaws are also staging their annual event Carols By Candlelight at Manchester Cathedral on Thursday 16th December. The carol concert will see performances from The Inner Vision Orchestra, Martin Toal, David Steele (The Blind Poet), Marnie Lane and many more all surrounded by candles and the splendour of the cathedral building.

Stephen Tongue, Director of Fundraising from Henshaws comments: “Christmas is, without doubt, the most visual time of the year, with lights, decorations, food, festive movies and more, but imagine if you had trouble seeing all these wonderful things. We are appealing to the people of (Manchester) to help us continue to deliver a service that is essential to children and adults with visual impairments and will help them enjoy this festive period.”

Henshaws, are one of the city’s oldest and most established charities, having been operating for over 180 years. To donate to the charity please call 0300 222 5555.

Tickets for Carols By Candlelight are on sale now for with Family Tickets priced at £25, Single Adult Tickets at £10 and Single Children Tickets at £6.

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