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Louis Moorhouse sees how his Doctor Who fundraising efforts have come to life

31st August 2022

Louis Moorhouse has been using Living Paintings since he was a toddler, after losing his sight due to complications with childhood cancer.

Last year, he launched a campaign to bring the characters from his favourite TV show Doctor Who to life for blind and partially sighted people.

At the time, Louis said:

“I’m a big fan of the show Doctor Who, but I have yet to fully meet the weird and wonderful characters, aliens, monsters and devices from the show because I can’t see them.”

His campaign captured the hearts of so many, and after raising almost £25,000 we’re now producing three tactile Doctor Who picture books featuring characters from the iconic series!

Louis has been supporting us all of the way and recently tested out the first draft of book one. He was kind enough to film his first reactions – and this month, we invited him to Living Paintings HQ for a tour and to see the progress on the next two books!

A visit from Louis and family!

We’ve wanted to meet Louis and his family for such a long time and in August we finally got the chance to meet him in person at Living Paintings HQ!

Not only did they get to sample the famous Living Paintings tea and cakes, they got to see the progress on the next Doctor Who books and even had a go at making some thermoforms!

A special surprise for Louis…

Louis has done so much for us, for blind people and the Doctor Who community. Even though our tea and cakes are particularly lovely, we didn’t feel that was quite enough thanks for the amazing work he has done to bring much-loved characters to life for blind people.

We arranged a surprise video call with Nick Briggs, voice of The Daleks! You can see their chat below. In Louis’ own words: “It was a hell of an experience! I loved it!”

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


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