Uttlesford groups give boost to sight loss charity

Support for Sight's Madeleine Cassidy, Paul Atkins and dog Seymour receive a cheque for £600 from U3

Support for Sight's Madeleine Cassidy, Paul Atkins and dog Seymour receive a cheque for £600 from U3A chairman Sue Barton and choir members Penny and Ian Lawson. - Credit: Archant

An Uttlesford charity has been given a double boost.

Stansted cricketer David Hodge, left, and George Stoddart, right, hand a cheque to Support for Sight

Stansted cricketer David Hodge, left, and George Stoddart, right, hand a cheque to Support for Sight's Paul Atkins - Credit: Archant

Support for Sight started the week by receiving a cheque for £200 from Stansted Cricket Club, which held a President’s match on behalf of the charity on July 19.

Then, on Tuesday, members of the Saffron Walden University of the Third Age (U3A) Harmony Choir presented Support for Sight with a further £600. The money was raised by the choir in a concert at the Baptist Church on July 25.

Madeleine Cassidy, director of Support for Sight, said: “We are very grateful to the U3A and Stansted Cricket Club for their donations. The money will go towards services in the area and to help our 1,000 members in Uttlesford who are losing their sight. It extends to helping people at home.”

Stansted Cricket Club held the match after it was approached by Support for Sight member George Stoddart, and the sports club hopes to turn the game into an annual event.

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