Saturday, September 30, 2023

Jill Allen-King: A life campaigning for the blind

THERE are some people, whose lives, make you feel just a little bit humble and a little bit unworthy.

Jill Allen-King MBE lost one eye when she was just one year old and went completely blind in her twenties, tragically losing her sight on her own wedding day.

Since then she’s been campaigning to improve the lives of blind people in England and Europe.

She currently chairs the European Blind Union Commission on Mobility and Transport, a position she has held for the past 13 years, and the National Federation of the Blind’s Environment Committee.

She was awarded the MBE in 1983 and has been awarded with an OBE in the New Year’s honours list.

We spoke to Jill about her autobiography as she signed copies of her book Just Jill at Waterstones.

You can buy a copy at Waterstones, Amazon or go to for further details.


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