“I am delighted to be picking up the reins from Gary as he retires as CEO of Support 4 Sight. Having been a Trustee of Support 4 Sight for the past 3 years I am now keen to help steer the charity into the next stage of its development, as we look towards emerging from lockdown and beyond.

I hope to draw together this breadth of experience to ensure that people living with sight loss across mid and west Essex receive the support and services they desire, and will be working tirelessly with our dedicated staff team, volunteers and local partners to achieve this end.”

Sharon’s work in the sight loss field has extended from managing the London Visual Impairment Forum to working with eye health networks across the East of England with the England Vision Strategy, and most recently as Service Manager with Sight Concern Bedfordshire. Prior to this she was touring the country, acting with and running a theatre company.

Sharon Schaffer, CEO