AN ART exhibition is being organised by a partially-sighted woman to help raise money for a national charity for the blind.

Janice Kirby-Brown started to lose her sight five years ago and is now hoping to raise money for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

The exhibition, which will be held in the Mulberry Gallery of the library in Weymouth, which will showcase some of Janice’s best work that she spent days perfecting.

Janice explained how the RNIB has helped her.

She said: “I started to have problems with my sight about five years ago and the hospital are very good with the clinical but you can’t get enough information about the condition that you have from the hospital, they don’t have the time to spend with the patients.

“The RNIB, the website is so easy to found out about your condition.

“It’s not scary at all, it explains everything about your operation and other information.

“It’s just really, really helpful.”

During October, Janice painted a picture each day for the cause and the exhibition will largely be the works she painted throughout that month.

The exhibition opens on the afternoon of Monday, January 11 and runs for two weeks and will be brought down on Saturday, January 23, during normal library hours.

On Saturday, January 16, Janice will be at the exhibition with collection buckets for the main day of the event and a representative from the RNIB will be giving a talk at 2pm.

Janice has always enjoyed reading, and despite now losing the ability to read normal books and novels, she has braille books delivered to her door by the charity.

The RNIB Library is the largest in the UK for people with sight problems and has an extensive braille library.

The artwork will be available for sale during the exhibition and this is Janice’s way of giving back to the charity, which has helped her so much.

She said: “The RNIB have just been a real godsend over the past years.

“The artwork will be for sale with at least 50 per cent of the sale price going straight to the RNIB.

“Some of the pieces will be more than 50 per cent and I did have some donations while I was doing the work.”