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Louis raises £23,983 to make Doctor Who books for blind people

19th August 2021

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Louis smashes fundraising target

Louis Moorhouse, a 19 year old Living Paintings library member from Bradford has been fundraising for the last 8 weeks; his goal was to raise the funds so that Living Paintings could produce a series of Touch to See books based on the iconic BBC TV series, Doctor Who.

With all the support received on Crowdfunder, cheques received in the post and donations direct to the Living Paintings website, Louis has raised an astonishing £23,983!

Thank you Louis and everyone who has supported the campaign and donated.

A split screen photo Louis at the top smiling and Tom Baker below smiling.

Hitting the headlines

There have been many highlights for Louis and Living Paintings along the way, including multiple features and appearances on various radio shows including the Chris Moyles Breakfast Show on RadioX, appearances on BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Berkshire.

The campaign has had lots of online and paper press coverage too and even featured on BBC Look North.

Louis has received support from the Doctor Who community through their various fan groups; he has received messages of support from Sir Derek Jacobi, David Bradley, Sylvester McCoy, David Walliams and Matt Lucas to name a few and has even met one of his heroes, the incredible Tom Baker, who chatted with Louis about the campaign on Zoom a couple of weeks ago.

Louis and everyone at Living Paintings is completely overwhelmed by the support received and thanks everyone who has joined him on this incredible journey.

All of this means we can now begin producing 3 new Touch to See books for blind people, based on the iconic Doctor Who TV series, which we cannot wait to add to our free postal library service in 2022.

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