Sight charity calls for new members

Sight charity calls for new members

By Alexa Kaczka

A vision charity has called for new members after attendance at committee meetings began to dwindle.

Sight Concern"s Evesham Branch is asking for new committee members and is on the lookout for a new chairman, in order to organise meetings and arrange fundraising activities, the Evesham Journal reports.

The charity has been providing assistance to blind and partially sighted people in the UK for over 150 years and secretary Anne Linehan said that they badly need someone to fill the position vacated by former chairman Frank Himsworth, who died recently.

She told the publication: "There are only five on the committee currently and four of us have sight problems so we really need new people with sight. We would like to hear from anyone with a little time on their hands."

Recently, the Sutton Association for the Blind was given more than £2,000 by the Gannett Foundation, the parent company of local newspaper the Sutton Guardian, which it spent on internet radio players, TV magnifiers, large button phones and contrast lights.

by Adrian Galbreth

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