Berkshire County Blind Society - £10,000

Berkshire County Blind Society (now known as Berkshire Vision) received £10,000 in 2010 to enhance the quality of life for 145 visually impaired people living in and around Newbury.

Berkshire County Blind Society’s Fundraising Officer Ros Taylor said: “This grant will help the Society support members to live as independently as possible when their sight deteriorates. We want to create opportunities, particularly for people to socialise and gain in confidence, so we provide a range of events and activities from crafts classes, day trips, interactive theatre visits to cookery classes. Older people can become quite isolated and lonely so we organise transport for people too. We also organise home visits to explain what resources are available to help people continue to live independently.”

For more about Berkshire County Blind Society please visit: www.berkshirevision.org.uk