LIVING Paintings CEO Camilla Oldland has been honoured with an OBE for her contribution to the wellbeing of blind and visually impaired community members.

The Newbury-based charity has, for 35 years, dedicated itself to creating unique tactile-audio experiences for blind individuals of all age groups.

The charity is best recognised for creating accessible versions of favourite children's picture books which they lend to families and schools via their Berkshire postal library.

Ms Oldland began her tenure at Living Paintings in 1989 and ascended to the role of CEO a year later.

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Living Paintings CEO Camilla Oldland (Image: Supplied) Her leadership has seen the organisation expand its reach to support more than 5,000 blind people across the UK.

It's been a remarkable year for the charity which collaborated with the Royal Households and Lambeth Palace to craft a range of accessible resources.

These facilitated blind children's interaction with the Coronation of King Charles through touch and sound.

These unique gifts were distributed freely to blind children and young people nationwide, earning Living Paintings deep appreciation and personal thanks from the King and Queen.

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Ms Oldland said: "To say I am honoured is a huge understatement. I had absolutely no idea and am quite overwhelmed by this recognition.

"Every day, we receive incredibly heartwarming comments from our beneficiaries that highlight the very positive impact of our work. I’m reminded daily what a difference our accessible Touch to See books and images have on the lives of so many. To be awarded an OBE is the icing on the cake.

"Most of all, I’m proud of the staff team and volunteers at Living Paintings who make everything possible. I may lead the charity, but everything we do is a huge group effort. This is an award for every single one of us."