Sight charity welcomes a new face

PUBLISHED: 16:03 06 June 2009 | UPDATED: 21:47 31 May 2010

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THERE is a new face at local sight loss charity, Support 4 Sight.  The charity, which is based in Saffron Walden, covers West Essex and helps to support people with sight problems. To strengthen its team Support 4 Sight has recruited a new employee. Ala

THERE is a new face at local sight loss charity, Support 4 Sight.

The charity, which is based in Saffron Walden, covers West Essex and helps to support people with sight problems.

To strengthen its team Support 4 Sight has recruited a new employee. Alan Chamley joins as services co-ordinator and replaces former employee Jane McKie, who has retired.

Alan previously worked at BT and Midland Bank and is very passionate about improving services for visually impaired people.

As the treasurer of the Cambridge Branch of Retinitus Pigmentosa Society, as well as a keen player of both blind cricket and blind ten pin bowling, Alan is well placed to help Support 4 Sight develop its services.

His role covers co-ordinating many of the charity's services, such as coffee mornings, social trips, sports clubs and newsletters.

Director of Support 4 Sight, Madeleine Cassidy, said: "We are delighted that Alan has joined Support 4 Sight and look forward to receiving his input into developing our services for visually impaired and blind people in West Essex".

Commenting on his week with the charity, Alan said: "I am so pleased to join the charity and have settled in really well. There are some exciting trips planned this year and I am really looking forward to meeting many of our visually impaired members over the next few months".

The coffee mornings and social trips which Alan will co-ordinate are open to local people who are affected with sight problems and their carers, all of whom are welcome to contact Alan at Support 4 Sight's centre for more information.

Call 01799 523700 or pop into the centre at 2 and 4 George Street, Saffron Walden, which is open 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday.


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