A charity for the blind is urging Enfield to ‘go dotty’ to raise money to support people with sight loss in the area.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People is hoping people in the borough will don polka dotted outfits on a date of their choice.

The charity estimates that there are more than 7,000 people affected by sight loss in Enfield.

Carol McKinlay, fundraising manager for RNIB, said: "Sight loss can strike anyone at any time and every single day in the UK around 100 people will be given the devastating news that they are losing their sight.

"RNIB is the leading charity working in the UK offering practical support, advice and information for anyone with sight difficulties, but we couldn't do this work without our fantastic supporters. By taking part in your own Dotty Day you will be making a vital contribution whilst having great fun at the same time."

To book a date, got to www.rnib.org.uk/dottyday