Visibility are challenging 20 businesses to raise £1,000 in 2020 and Optometry Scotland are forming a team to raise money to help change the lives of people with sight loss.
The charity will be celebrating their 160th birthday this year and they want to ensure that the services that they provide are here for more years to come. The aim of the challenge is fun and no pressure allowing the whole of 2020 to raise funds!
Between 1st April 2018 and 31 March 2019 Visibility have
- Provided direct services to 2238 people living with sight loss, their families and carers.
- Identified and supported 1994 people with a visual impairment diagnosis through our Patient Support Services, based within Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS hospitals.
- Supported 170 babies, children and young people through our dedicated Children’s and Families project.
- Taken 500 calls to our Information Line – from service users and their families to healthcare professionals.
- Trained 251 people in accessible features within modern technology, aids and equipment.
- Trained and supported 134 people living with neurological sight loss to use a range of techniques to support their day-to-day living.
- Delivered eccentric reading training to 79 people, teaching them how to read using their peripheral vision.
- Delivered Visual Impairment Awareness training.
- Hosting peer support groups, including guitar and singing groups.
- Communicated with over 3000 people through our quarterly newsletter
- Worked with over 100 volunteers, who kindly give their time to support our work in a range of ways, including can collections, befriending and providing peer support.
Currently they have a presence in eight hospitals throughout the Great Glasgow & Clyde and Lanarkshire areas on a weekly basis. These Patient Support services are on a drop in basis and are, of course, free to all who require them.
Would you like to get involved with the OS team and help us reach our target of £1,000
Alternatively, if you would like to fundraise separately you can contact Jeni.Queen@visibility.org.uk