Our Team of Trustees

Caroline Wigley

Chair of Trustees

Appointed March 2021 – Bio to follow

Hazel Shaw

Vice-Chair

Appointed March 2021 – Bio to follow

Rob Milford

Treasurer

Appointed March 2021 – Bio to follow

Elizabeth Baio

Elizabeth Baio

Elizabeth has been involved with Sight Concern for over 20 years.

A retired social worker for people with sight loss and also registered blind herself, she brings a wealth of experience. Elizabeth has been an ambassador for people with sight loss for several decades, representing the needs and desires of people on committees such as the County Councils Sensory Impairment Consultative group. She is also involved with several other visual impairment charities including volunteering on the Helpline for Retina UK. She is often out and about in Worcester with her Guide Dog Jasmine.

Shirley Sheridan

Shirley Sheridan

Trustee

Shirley lost her sight in her early thirties and spent 14 years not knowing that there was support available. She became involved with Sight Concern when she moved to Worcestershire in 2010. Over subsequent years she learnt new skills and developed confidence through support. She joined the board of trustees in 2014.

Shirley has thrown her heart and soul into helping other people come to terms with sight loss and spread the word about how the charity can help. She took on an ambassadorial role, going around the county giving talks about her experience of sight loss and how Sight Concern helped her to adapt, to different groups and organisations in the county; raising significant donations as a result. She is also a real adrenaline junky and takes part in almost any challenge we throw her way including wing walking, abseiling and zip wires, thankfully she leaves her Guide Dog Taylor at home on these days.

Victoria Merrett

Victoria Merrett

Trustee

Victoria joined the board in 2017 and provides an invaluable connection to many of the Optical professionals across Worcestershire. She is a practising Optometrist, having owned Actons Opticians in Worcester since 2003.

Victoria is Vice Chair of Worcestershire Local Optical Committee (LOC) which represents Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians in their dealings with the NHS in Worcestershire. She is also a Director of Primary Eyecare (Herefordshire and Worcestershire) Ltd and acts as Commissioning Lead for the LOC.

Victoria is member and past president of a local Rotary club and enjoys playing an active role in fundraising and community projects.

Edward Mackenzie

Edward Mackenzie

Trustee

Edward is director of Mackenzie Software Consulting who provide software consulting and development services. He has been working in the IT sector since graduating from Cambridge University in 2012 with a degree in Engineering (specialising in computer and information engineering).  He previously worked for local company Borwell, at a senior level, helping to guide and develop internal IT infrastructure and grow the company, including ensuring that their IT systems supported their needs and conformed to government standards on data security and information assurance.

 
Phil Mackenzie

Phil Mackenzie

Trustee

A retired solicitor and judge having had a long career spanning across a variety of legal areas.  He owned his own solicitors’ practice covering a wide range of high street work, a variety of commercial property work, family law and general litigation including personal injury, work plus a niche practice in prisoners’ rights.

He left his business partnership in 1996 to become a full-time judge, dealing with the whole range of civil and family work in the County, Family and High Court.

In retirement he has been appointed Deputy District Judge to include Care and Court of Protection work on a casual part time basis. 

Phil’s attention to detail and understanding of the legal system and the language used, is of particular assistance to the charity, ensuring that we are complying with the rules and regulation that govern us. 

 

 

 

Sight Concern Worcestershire

The Bradbury Centre, 2 Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1LH

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Volunteer Cream Tea Event

We were delighted to welcome dozens of our fantastic volunteers who joined us at the Diglis House Hotel at the weekend for Pimm's and a cream tea. It was an opportunity to thank everyone for all their support for Sight Concern Worcestershire.  All of Sight Concern...