Galloway’s to host 149th AGM

31st October 2016

Southport based sight loss charity is set to host their 149th AGM on Thursday 17th November at their head office in Penwortham, Preston, and are encouraging people from across the county to attend.

The charity was established in 1867 following a public meeting held in Preston’s Corn Exchange. Nearly one and a half centuries later the charity has enabled countless thousands of local blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Today, Galloway’s is one of the largest independent organisations of its kind, reaching out across Lancashire and Sefton to over 7,000 blind and partially sighted people. With Sight Advice Centres in Preston, Morecambe, Chorley and Southport; run by trained and dedicated staff and with support groups in most other towns and villages, the charity really is run by local people for local people.

Stuart Clayton, Chief Executive of Galloway’s, commented, “For our 149th Annual General Meeting, we’re delighted to announce that our guest speaker will be Peter Corbett, CEO of Thomas Pocklington Trust & Co-Chair of the England Vision Strategy.  Peter is a great believer in facilitating effective collaboration across all stakeholder groups involved along the Eye Health and Sight Loss Pathway and also in facilitating self-help and peer support services to join up with those properly paid for by the public purse (especially early intervention support and proper rehabilitation).  Peter holds a number of voluntary non-executive roles both in the sight loss sector and outside, including being Co-Chair of the England Vision Strategy, Chair of the London VI Forum and Treasurer of Vision 2020 UK and Vision Aid Overseas.”

Stuart continued, “We’re really looking forward to looking back on the previous year, celebrating successes but also looking forward into next year. A light lunch will be served afterwards and anybody who wants to attend the Galloway’s AGM should call 01772 744148 beforehand.”

For more information on Galloway’s, including how to support the charity, please call Emma Russ on 01772 744148 or email

For more information: please call Emma Russ on 01772 744148 or email

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