Remember us in your Will and help future generations of people living with sight loss to be fully active in our community  

Losing your sight shouldn’t stop you doing what you love.  

But for so many blind and partially-sighted people, losing their sight can leave them feeling like a prisoner in their own home. They feel cut off from the activities, lifestyle and people that once brought so much joy.  

 Here at Sight Concern Worcestershire, we believe everyone living with sight loss should continue to be an active member of our vibrant communities. Sight loss should never mean loss of fun and independence.  

 That’s why we provide advice, support and befriending to blind and partially sighted people living right across our county. Our life-changing services mean no one with sight loss is losing out on life.  

 But right now, more and more people in Worcestershire are living with sight loss and that number is set to increase in the years and decades to come.  

 You can help make sure future generations enjoy the same support following sight loss that you or your loved ones have received. You can include a gift in your Will.  

 Perhaps you have experienced first-hand the challenges of sight loss. Or perhaps you have cared for a loved one who has lost their sight. You’ll know, then, how much of a difference the advice and support from Sight Concern Worcestershire can make. Here at Sight Concern Worcestershire, we believe everyone living with sight loss should continue to be an active member of our vibrant communities. Sight loss should never mean loss of fun and independence.  

 For Shirley, losing her sight left her feeling isolated and useless. The support of Sight Concern Worcestershire helped her to rebuild her confidence and her social life.  

 “I felt excluded from contact with other people. Friends and colleagues didn’t know what to say or how to help me. As my sight loss restricted and dictated my life, I felt a burden. I thought I had nothing to offer them and my social life withered away. I didn’t recognize myself, and I didn’t like the person I’d become. It took three phone calls to encourage me to even consider coming in. What was the point? How could anyone make a difference to my life unless they gave me back my sight. How wrong I was! Initially I learnt how to make a hot drink independently, and this gave me hope for the future. Sight Concern have given me many opportunities to achieve, which has helped my confidence growIn the last few years, I’ve abseiled, Skydived, Wingwalkeddone a 10K, attend a regular craft class, learnt how to use my smartphone and facebook, travel independently by bus and tell my story to anyone who’ll listen! I’m back to the confident me, always on the look-out for my next challenge! I became a Trustee because I was so impressed with the services, and I wanted to be part of it.” Sight Concern client and Trustee, Shirley 

 The next generation is going to need our services more than ever. 

 With a gift in your Will, you can make sure future generations of people living with sight loss can have the support they urgently need to be fully active in our community — whatever that means to them. It will mean the next generation of blind and partially sighted people won’t feel shut out of their community and can instead live their life to the full. 

 If you would like to learn more about how you can include Sight Concern Worcestershire in your Will, we’re here to help you. We can answer any questions you may have. Simply get in touch with our Legacy Adviser, Fiona Blake f.blake@sightconcern.co.uk or 01905 332902