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Jacob’s Big Christmas Read

3rd December 2020

Jacob smiles and holds up a Touch to See adaptation of the Smeds and the Smoos

Because all kids deserve to read

Jacob, 7 years old and severely sight impaired, is raising money for Living Paintings, “…because all kids deserve to read!”.

Jacob has already raised just over £1,000 – thank you!

Please cheer Jacob on and donate if you can on his Just Giving Page

Jacob feeling the pictures of a dinosaur eating the moon.

Jacob wants to know what the characters and creatures look like

Charlene, Jacob’s mum shares their story and explains why Jacob is raising money:

“Jacob is severely visually impaired. He has an artificial eye and very limited vision in his remaining eye. Reading and writing is a huge challenge for him and he is still learning Braille, which will enable him to read and write independently.

Living Paintings have sent Jacob some wonderful books in tactile, braille and audio format.  Jacob always wants to know what the characters and creatures look like, so it has been really lovely for him. He particularly likes “seeing” the Dinosaur from ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet’.

Jacob has said he will read two books a week to help raise money for Living Paintings, a wonderful charity. And two books a week for Jacob is ALOT. If you know him, reading is probably his least favourite thing to do.”

Read Jacob’s favourite books!

A mobile phone sitting on a wooden table top and wrapped in earphones displays the Living Paintings website.

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