Blind photographer Chris Swinton shooting for charity in 2019

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SIGHT-challenged snapper Chris Swinton is taking his passion even further next season as he bids to shoot for a number of charities.

The blind photographer is hoping to get more disabled fans trackside and raise money for his local sensory loss branch in what he hopes will be his biggest year in racing yet.

Swinton, who lost his sight in April 2015 to Diabetic Retinopathy, has been behind the lens without a view for over two years now and usesĀ his ears to figure out when bikes are in frame.

But in 2019, he’s taking it a step further and looking to raise money for a few charities close to him.

“I’ll be supporting two charities next season, one is my local sensory loss charity Walthew House in Stockport and the other is the Billy Redmayne Memorial Fund over on the Isle of Man,” he told UK Clubsport.

“The Walthew HouseĀ is quite close to my heart, being both blind and partially deaf, and the folks there provide practical and emotional support to people who are Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf, Hard of Hearing or who have Dual Sensory Loss.

“And it’s great to be helping out the Billy Redmayne fund as well, as I’m all for supporting up-and-coming road racers. It’s going to be a busy year but I’m really excited for it all.”

Swinton is set to launch his brand new website in the coming weeks.

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