I have something REALLY interesting to capture your attention today and it's got to do with the super luscious French brand L'Occitane.
They have teamed up with sight loss groups all over the world and brought us a gorgeous smelling honey candle.
ONE HUNDRED percent of the proceeds will go to sight loss charities.
In the UK the candle is £13, available in their boutiques/counters and online, and it will all go towards helping the Royal National Institute of Blind People. I personally know quite a few people (with my condition and not) that have benefited, and still do, from their help. In particular the funds raised from the sale of the candle will help the RNIB Trainee Grade Scheme which provides paid work experience placements to unemployed blind and partially sighted people. For more info on the scheme, visit their page .
In the U.S.A. it is $10 and available at boutiques/counters (it doesn't seem to be on their website). In the Sates their charity of choice is Helen Keller International . You will be helping the ChildSight Program, which was initiated in 1994 and since then the program has provided more than 150,000 pairs of eyeglasses to correct low vision, and screened more than 1.2 million American children stricken with poverty.
In Italy for €14 you will be able to help local associations that deal with blind and partially sighted people. You can find the candle in your local counters or online .
In Germany it is also €14, available in stores and online to help Vereinigung.
I am still trying to find out if it's going to be available in Ireland and which association they picked.
Ah go on, you know you want to get one, fill your home with sweet French class and help people with sight loss.