Make this Leap Year extra special

SIGHT charity Support 4 Sight is calling on people make this Leap Year extra special.

As part of its volunteering and fundraising drive, the Saffron Walden-based voluntary organisation is urging locals to “take a leap” for charity.

To mark the occasion, Support 4 Sight is hosting an Open Day on Wednesday February 29 at its Resource Centre in George Street and is inviting people to come in and find out how to get involved in volunteering. The charity’s new dog mascot (Seymour) will be around on the day to lend a hand (or paw).

Support 4 Sight is the sight loss organisation that assists 3,000 blind and partially sighted people and their families in West Essex each year. he support the charity gives encourages blind people to remain independent, as well as supporting those with recent sight loss to cope emotionally with the devastating impact of blindness.

Centre and volunteer manager Paul Atkins said: “It doesn’t matter if you have never volunteered before, we are calling for local people to come along and find out about the exciting and fulfilling volunteering roles at Support 4 Sight. This Leap Year is a great chance to try something new.

“From helping at coffee mornings, home visits to fundraising, wearing our Mascot and sky-diving, we want to encourage local people to take this opportunity to do something special this year, for blind and sight impaired people in West Essex.”

The Open Day runs from 10am to 2pm at Support 4 Sight’s Centre and staff will be on hand to answer any queries. Appointments aren’t necessary and people are urged to come along or contact Paul for more information.

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For more information call the Support 4 Sight Resource Centre on 01799 523700 or come into the Centre at 2&4 George Street, Saffron Walden Essex CB10 1EQ, which is open from 9.30am-2.30pm.

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