Galloway’s helps local Southport community make the most of their vision.

Despite the heat, Southport based sight loss charity; Galloway’s Society for the Blind held their “Making the most of your vision” day last week and invited people in from the local community to their Southport Centre.

The day was supported by some of the leading suppliers of specialist equipment, technology and low visual aids to demonstrate to people how technology can help them in their day to day lives when living with visual impairment.

Carl Moore, Vision Services Co-Ordinator for Sefton and West Lancashire, commented, “We know that many people in our community have trouble with their sight and often people don’t realise what aids are out there to support them.  The whole idea of the day was to introduce people to different aids and equipment that essentially could help them live more of an independent life.  As a charity, we aim to help people with a visual impairment live more comfortably within a sighted world. We had ample demonstrations throughout the day which were well received by everybody who attended.

Carl continued, “It was also great to speak to so many people about the work we do and what we’re aiming for in the future – we asked many people what they wanted from us and we’ll be using this feedback to look into how we can improve our services.”

To host events like this and offer the support needed for visually impaired people along with providing drop in days, guided holidays, day trips, a range of services and their outdoor pursuit group, the charity must raise £1million this year alone.

For more information please contact Carl and Adrian at the Southport centre on 01704 534555

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