Community

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) are excited to be working with The Forum Shopping Centre as their Charity Partner.

We couldn’t be more local to the Forum – our base in the North East is right opposite one of Shopping Centre’s entrances, on Elton Street East, Wallsend.

RNIB provide services and support to blind and partially sighted people. We provide emotional support, expert advice, practical products such as Talking Books and training – we help people who have lost their sight find their lives again.

Our services are very much needed. Every day another 100 people will start to lose their sight. In North Tyneside there are nearly 6,500 people living with sight loss, and as many as 80,000 in the North East as a whole.

We have lots of ideas for enjoyable fundraising activities in partnership with shops and customers at The Forum in 2017 – watch this space!