Support 4 Sight Essex assists people in maintaining their independence and quality of life. Our aim is to support local people throughout Essex to cope positively with their sight loss.
Our team also works to prevent avoidable sight loss and to raise awareness of the reality of living with sight difficulties.
If you want help with your sight loss or information to support a loved one with poor vision, call us on 01799 523700.
Community Crocheting With Support 4 Sight
Our first Community Crocheting event will take place on Tuesday 9th January 7-9pm at The Bowls Club, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden CB10 1DG.
There will be teachers for absolute beginners, and tables for more experienced crafters to crochet and chat.
You will need to bring your own crochet hook(s) and yarn, but hot/cold drinks and cakes will be provided.
To help us estimate numbers of attendees please fill in the form found here, and return it to email@example.com but you are also welcome to turn up on the night and pay on the door.
The admission fee is £10, with all proceeds going to Support 4 Sight.
If this is popular we aim to keep this going once a month.
Local MP becomes Charity Patron
Saffron Walden and Chelmsford based charity Support 4 sight are delighted to announce that Kemi Badenoch MP for Saffron Walden constituency, has agreed to become the charity’s Patron alongside their current Patron Lady Braybrooke.
Kemi recently paid a visit to the charity’s Resource Centre in George Street, Saffron Walden on the morning of the 24th November and met a selection of staff, volunteers and trustees.
Having learnt of how the charity serves and supports over 4,000 vision impaired people and carers in West & Central Essex and surrounding areas, she took the opportunity to review the range of equipment that is available to assist users to maintain their independence, discussed with members of staff how the charity operates a carers and befriending service before she was then taken for a brief guided walk around the local area wearing a pair of Sim Specs which replicate how someone with visual impairment sees the world.
Kemi Badenoch MP commented “Huge thanks to Support 4 Sight for hosting me at their office in Saffron Walden and showing me the fantastic work they do in supporting local people to cope with sight loss. The glasses you see me wearing in the photo are used to simulate sight loss and give people an insight into what it’s really like –just one of the things that this brilliant charity is doing to raise awareness of the realities of living with sight difficulties.”
Chief Executive Gary Hyams commented “Kemi showed a real and genuine interest in the charity and how it supports local residents with sight loss issues and her willingness to become a patron reflects how she has become so actively involved in the local community since her election in June 2017.”
Support us with the Essex Lottery
When you play the Essex Lottery, you can support local causes and win prizes of up to £25,000!
Tickets cost £1 a week and 50% of ticket sales go to a cause of your choice with 10% going to other good causes in Essex. Support 4 Sight has its own page on the Essex Lottery where you can choose us as your cause to support, helping us to support those affected by sight loss in our community.