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RNIB Cymru’s Lead Transcription Executive, encouraging families with blind or partially sighted children to use RNIB’s bespoke, bilingual Letters to Santa service

To the editor,


Sending off a Christmas list and receiving a letter from Santa Claus in return is one of the highlights of the year for many children in the run up to the festive period. Every child should have the chance to experience the happiness of hearing from the man in red himself.


Many fantastic charities offer Letters to Santa schemes for families across Wales. However, blind and partially sighted children are often unable to read these letters themselves because they are not available in accessible formats.


That’s why RNIB Cymru offer a specialised service that sends blind and partially sighted children festive letters from St Nick in their preferred reading format. Letters can be sent in uncontracted or contracted Braille, large print, audio CD or audio file. What’s more, Santa and his elves are bilingual, so children can receive their letters in Welsh too!


To receive a tailored letter or email from Santa for your child, simply send your letter to Santa Claus, RNIB, Midgate House, Midgate, Peterborough PE1 1TN. Make sure to include the child’s name and delivery address, a contact number, whether the child would like to hear from Santa in Welsh or English and what format is required. The deadline is December 2nd for letters and December 20th for emails.


Yours sincerely,

Alison Thomas, RNIB Cymru Lead Transcription Executive