23.03.2010

Blind charity handed £2,000 from Gannett Foundation

Blind charity handed £2,000 from Gannett Foundation

By Alexa Kaczka

The Sutton Association for the Blind (SAB) has been handed more than £2,000 by the Gannett Foundation, the parent company of local newspaper the Sutton Guardian.

With the funds, the charity bought various pieces equipment including internet radio players, TV magnifiers, large button phones and contrast lights.

"Life becomes so difficult when you start losing your sight. You don"t recognise people in the streets and then they think you"re being snooty when you ignore them," SAB client Janice O"Donnell explained to the Sutton Guardian.

She said that the SAB lets those with sight deficiencies to start afresh and have a new life.

Ms O"Donnell added that, with the assistance of the SAB, she has been given hope for the future.

In recent developments, the Highland Association of the Scottish Building Federation raised £1,730 for the Highland and Islands Society for Blind People.

Money was donated during the association"s annual dinner at Lochardil House Hotel.

by Martin Burns


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