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Blind Driving Challenge Event

We took a group of our visually impaired service users up to the Three Sisters race circuit in Wigan last week, to take part in a blind driving challenge event.

Man wearing dark glasses and smiling, sat behind the wheel of a car.

The event was organised by our friends at Galloways Society for the Blind in Preston, Lancashire.

Aerial photograph of the race circuit, surrounded by fields and wooded areas.

During the day, we had the opportunity to be a passenger in a choice of Porsches and sports cars (including a particularly loud red Ferrari!) as well as a HGV truck from Waitrose.

We also got to drive one of the School of Motoring dual-control cars around the circuit, which was a fantastic opportunity for people who have either never been allowed to drive on the roads, or have been unable to do so for many years due to a deterioration in their vision. Our Funding Manager, Sarah, also took on the challenge of driving whilst blindfolded (with very limited success!)

“It was an epic day, especially when the back of the Ferrari came out on that bend, OMG made my day!!!!!” – Mike

A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored our service users to take on this challenge – we were able to raise almost £650 for our small charity! This is very much appreciated, and will help us to continue to support people in Stockport living with sight loss.

“The blind driving experience was absolutely amazing, and yes I would do it again!” – Vicky

Man holding his thumbs up whilst sat in the passenger seat of a black Porsche GT4.

If you are interested in taking part in this event in the future, please contact Walthew House to be added to our mailing list by emailing

“We can’t thank Walthew House and Galloways enough for allowing [my daughter] Ella to tag onto your day. Ella had such a fantastic day, and it has given her a boost to realise that she can still do things, regardless of her disability!” – Louise