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Take On 160 01/01/2024

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Choose your challenge and lift your spirits in 2024

Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) has been supporting people with sight loss in Sheffield for over 160 years and our Centre in Rotherham, Rotherham Sight & Sound (RSS) opened its doors 6 years ago. Our Take On 160 event was so popular last year, we are running it again. Take on your own challenge, aim to raise £160 or more and get that great sense of achievement, while helping us smash the barriers faced by people with sight loss.

 Photo of someone on top of a small plane with their arms outstretched Choose a new challenge, and get active, get creative or give something up and raise funds to support our local services. Take on 160+ for SRSB/RSS as an individual or within a team of friends, family or colleagues.

Whatever you do, join us and make a big difference to people facing sight loss in Sheffield and Rotherham.

 Photo of someone about to set off on a Zip Slide looking out over a lake below them How it works:
  • Choose your challenge: active, creative, giving something up or just getting involved - it's all up for grabs!
  • Plan your activity and timeframe; what are you going to do and when - monthly, quarterly or throughout the year. We’ll give you plenty of ideas
  • Get fundraising; set up a Just Giving page, order your fundraising pack, including sponsor forms and home collection box – then aim to raise £160 or more.
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Challenge inspiration

The possibilities are endless for your Take on 160+ challenge. Below are some ideas to get you started, whatever your age, interests or fitness levels:

  • Get active: run, walk, cycle, swim, skydive or wing walk. Why not add a 160+ challenge (miles, steps, laps, minutes, hours etc.)?
  • Get creative: baking, book or boot sale, car washing, craft table, raffle or auction.
  • Give something up: get sponsored to stop smoking, eating chocolate or drinking alcohol
  • Request a home or Ellie collection box and watch those pennies build up.
  • Donate or Give regularly e.g. by direct debit or join the SRSB/RSS Lottery.  
Why should I do it?

SRSB and RSS provide opportunity, support, friendship and services to people with sight and/or hearing loss in the Sheffield and Rotherham area, helping them to achieve whatever they wish to do and whatever they aspire to be.

We are a totally independent local charity and we rely on public support from fundraising donations from individuals, groups and companies in order to finance the day to day costs of providing and developing services.

Your support will help us to maintain the vital services we offer over 6,000 clients who access or services in Sheffield and Rotherham.

What support will SRSB/RSS give me?

We will provide you with the following to support your event:

  • A fundraising pack with lots of ideas and Invitation to send to your family, friends or colleagues.
  • Collection box to collect donations.
  • You will receive a thank you letter and certificate after the event to acknowledge how much you raised.

Contact us for your fundraising pack on 0114 272 2757 or email

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