Sight charity welcomes a new face
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.
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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.
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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.