World Sight Day at Ashville Lodge

Once again back to the Pavilion in Birkenhead Park. This time it was for World Sight Day, and we were there mainly to raise the awareness of the charity.

Among those there were The Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted, The Liaison Officer from The Eye Clinic, Arrowe Park Hospital and his assistant, the RNIB, and various commercial firms with their goods for sale.

This was not a day for selling but it was very interesting meeting all the different people involved with helping those with vision problems. As such, it was successful.

Arrowe Park Hospital presentation

We had a day at Arrowe Park Hospital on 4th August working with The Wirral Association for the Blind and Partially Sighted in the charity shop. One of the main purposes for being there was to present Gareth Jones with a Max, a digital magnifier that is used through the TV or PC. This allows him to enlarge any reading matter to any size or colour. Something we learnt from Simon while he was still alive was how much easier for him it was to see in certain colours or lights.

One of the things we said at the beginning of the charity was that we wanted to help individuals to improve their life in one way or another. This is the first time we were able to do this and it was great. We’ll certainly be doing it again when the occasion arises.

Take a look at some pictures of the event in the Eye Fund Gallery.