If you ask me…Chris Parkington

Chris  Parkington is blind and volunteers for Stockton Blind People’s Voice and other agencies

Who has influenced you the most?
My teacher, Miss Lawton, at Norton High Street junior school. She taught me that everyone has a particular talent.

Which professional has helped you most?
Christine Durnion, manager of Stockton Blind People’s Voice.

What would you change about care services?
The habit of some social services staff of seeing a person’s disabilities instead of their abilities.

What would make your life better?
Cheaper assistive technology for all blind people.

How would you spend a lottery win?
On making donations to small charities and causes where the money is used to benefit the group and not the executives and the advertising companies they use.

What is your greatest achievement?
Giving birth to my son Daniel.

What makes you angry?
Greed, it leads to every other bad thing that happens.

Who do you most admire?
My mother for always being there for people, even at 90.

What is the most important lesson you have learned?
To think carefully before putting something down so I can find it again!

Who would you like to swap places with?
The richest person in the world so I could make a difference to some people’s lives.

What do you want for Christmas?
I ought to answer “world peace”, but if I’m being selfish it would be more craft materials


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