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Bright future for Sheffield pianist after sight op

Blind Sheffield pianist and charity fundraiser Bill Skipworth has regained his vision after a successful operation. Skipworth, whose sight has progressively deteriorated over 20 years, was left totally blind after a failed operation earlier this year. As a supporter of Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, the pianist has performed many fundraising concerts. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!.

Partially sighted pianist plays charity fundraising concert

Pianist Bill Skipworth performed a fundraising concert at Sheffield Cathedral to raise money for the Sheffield branch of the Royal Society for the Blind. The performance was particularly poignant as Bill himself has suffered significant sight loss in the last six months. Despite the challenges he was keen to go ahead with the event to raise money for a cause close to his heart. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Bill at the rehearsals.