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NZ Walk for Blind

New Zealand’s eye health professionals are being asked to show their support and take part in EyeTrek Te Araroa, a fundraising walk for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind’s (RNZFB) new digital library.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

The event, which involves eye health professionals walking sections of the newly opened Te Araroa national walkway, takes place over the weekend of 3-4 November, 2012. There are four specially selected routes including regions around Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and the Queen Charlotte Track, which will take in some of our country’s most breathtaking scenery.

This event will help fund the RNZFB B-Speak campaign, set up to ensure blind and partially sighted people have the same opportunity to access reading material as anyone else.

The inspiration behind the event is Stephen Best, Vice President of RANZCO. “As an ophthalmologist, I witness firsthand the challenges that those with vision loss face every day. EyeTrek Te Araroa is not only a great opportunity to raise money for blind and partially sighted people, but also to further strengthen the relationship between the eye health community and the RNZFB,” he said.

There are four specially selected routes including regions around Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and the Queen Charlotte Track…

The RNZFB library was recently switched from an analogue to a digital system. With less than 7,000 audio books for 4,000 plus members, thousands more titles are desperately needed.

For details visit www.eyetrek.org.nz

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