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Bristol Sight loss charity bags cash boost

18 October 2021

A charity supporting blind and partially sighted people in Bath, Bristol and South Gloucestershire has received a financial windfall to kickstart its face-to-face meetings.

Sight Support West of England, based in Bristol, is committed to providing practical and emotional support to those affected by sight loss in the area.

The charity has received £1,000 from us through the Community Champions campaign.

Sight Support will use the money to re-establish its face-to-face support in community hubs, making services accessible in local communities for people where travel is a barrier to them, preventing social isolation and helping people re-learn everyday tasks.

Karen Monk, fundraiser at the charity, said: “We’re delighted to receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes.

“We show people a range of innovative technology to find the right equipment to help with their sight loss and train them to use items effectively, maximising any remaining sight that they have.

“A diagnosis of sight loss can be devastating but we’re here to help. We want to be there to make sure people don’t just survive but thrive. Whatever support is needed we will be there.

“The £1,000 from Persimmon will make a huge difference.”

Carly Spear, sales director at Severn Valley region, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Sight Support West of England.

“Sight loss can make the world a scary place. It’s great that there are groups like this committed to helping people make the most of their lives, and it’s a privilege to be able to play our part through Community Champions.”

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