Call for public support for Tameside Sight after loss of Lottery funding

TAMESIDE Sight counts on your help more than ever following the loss of its lottery funding.

The charity, that used to be Tameside Blind Association, is holding a winter fair at Dukinfield Methodist Church on Friday, November 10, from 1pm-4pm.

Apart from the usual tombola, raffle, cake stall and white elephant, there will be others showcasing gadgets and gizmos to aid independent living.

It is almost 12 months since Tameside Sight lost its lottery funding and, because of that, had to reduce its staff from four to two.

However, they are still supporting more than 800 blind and partially sighted Tameside residents, many from Stalybridge.

Project co-ordinators Glenis Lee and Jill Doidge are continuing with home visits, benefit form completion, help with equipment and general information and advice.

There is at present no charge for services but, because of their current financial situation, they would welcome donations and other offers of help.

The impact of sight loss is devastating and the need for Tameside Sight is greater than ever as forecasts for serious sight problems continue to rise.

They can be contacted at 0161 343 4090 or 343 6903 and their office is at 3 Wellington Parade, Dukinfield. If visiting, please phone ahead as opening hours are now restricted.


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