Something that stood out from the client visit was the need to distinguish the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind from the Royal National Institute of Blind People. They were concerned that people often thought that they were the same thing and therefore received the same funding or had the same kinds of facilities, whereas this is not the case, and quite the opposite. Because the RNIB is such a big charity people often just contribute to them and think it stretches over, and because the SRSB is only based in Sheffield it doesn’t have the same kind of publicity as such another big charity.

I think in whatever the final outcome may be, it needs to be clarified that they are separate, don’t receive the same funding and what the SRSB does, should be celebrated in its own past as well as its past being embraced.

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