Bury Blind Society shares podcast news after fundraiser


A 78-year-old man with an eye condition cycled 100 miles to raise money for vision loss rehabilitation and other visual aids.

Sid Prichard, who has retinitis pigmentosa, took up the challenge to benefit the Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People.

Since the fundraiser ended, Sid has exceeded his expectations of raising £1,500, with the total currently standing at £2,600.

Sid Prichard, 78, Bury Blind Society

Jill Logan, CEO of Bury Blind Society, said that means the group can use the extra funds to get into podcasting and buy gear with it.

She said: “Not only has it been a pleasure to be alongside Sid throughout his challenge, but his determination and focus has been an inspiration to us all.

“The money raised has far exceeded all our expectations and is a credit to Sid.

“At this time, with so much pressure on charities, businesses and individuals, we are so grateful for the support from the people of Bury.”

Sid began his static bike ride at the charity center on August 2 and split the 100-mile journey into four days, also completing the grueling effort at The Rock and Mill Gate shopping center on day two and three .

After his tiring run, Sid still had a smile on his face and finished his last few miles in the center of society with a festive buffet to finish.

With the money raised, the blind society plans to create its own podcasts.

Bury Times: Jill Logan, CEO of the Bury Society for the Blind and Visually ImpairedJill Logan, CEO of Bury Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Jill said: “Sid is very forward thinking and is keen to see some of the money raised go towards a new business that we are planning – our own podcasts.

“We are using part of the funds to purchase the necessary accessible VI equipment.

“This will allow Sid, along with other visually impaired clients, to play an important role in the development of this project.”

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