Merry Christmas! This Christmas, Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving…….….Time after Time!

Most people would agree that any present which gives enjoyment over and over is better than a gift that only provides that feeling once. Could you give the gift of time?

At Sight Concern many of our clients who are living with sight loss say that a visitor calling in regularly makes a huge difference – for some that could be for a chat, companionship, helping to read correspondence over a cuppa and looking through the newspapers. Others would like to get out of the house, walk around their local area or take part in an activity.

Could you be the person to make that difference to blind or partially sighted people living in Worcestershire?

The activity and time commitment depends on the person and the volunteer – so this could work for anyone whether you have an hour to spare once every week or two, or if you are able to support someone to take part in an activity or buddy up on a hobby that you already enjoy.

Jenny Gage, CEO, “We want our volunteers to enjoy the time they give, so we work hard to match people with common interests. Many of our volunteers tell us of the joy it brings to them as well as to the person they visit.”

Our Website has a dedicated SocialEyes Opportunities page which gives information about some of the requests we’ve had around the county.

Anyone interested in finding out how to become a SocialEyes Volunteer should get in touch with Jackie Murrall, Volunteer Coordinator on 01905 332908 or info@sightconcern.co.uk.

For general information about Sight Concern Worcestershire please call 01905 723245 or info@sightconcern.co.uk.

More information can also be found on our website www.sightconcern.co.uk/socialeyes.

 

Fran Dignan, volunteer for Sight Concern,
as well as a person affected by sight loss.

 

The SocialEyes volunteering service has been made possible thanks to funding from both Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) and National Lottery players.