Funding boost to support blind people


President of the Midhurst and Petworth Rotary Club Robert Morrison has presented Bev Tinson, project development officer from 4SIGHT with a cheque for £3000 raised from the group’s golf day at Cowdray Park Golf Club this summer.

4SIGHT which is 95 years old later this month was established to support blind and partially sighted people living in West Sussex. They support just more than 5000 people who are living with the daily challenge of sight loss by providing advice and guidance through a wide range of practical support solutions to help people remain independent following diagnosis of sight loss.

4SIGHT opened its newest resource centre last July in North Street, Midhurst and welcomes anyone who needs advice, equipment or support from Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm.

Bev said “We are delighted the Rotary Club recognises the work we do and are honoured Robert chose us as one of his charities.

She added: “This donation will make a big difference and already we have a list of suggestions as to how it can be spent including buying some pieces of specialist equipment, some furniture for the centre, trips out for members and even using some towards a Christmas lunch.”

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