Sharon Schaffer, CEO

Support 4 Sight welcomes a new CEO

After three and a half years as ‘interim’ CEO Gary Hyams is taking a well-earned retirement. During his time as CEO Gary has succeeded in stabilising the charity and leaves it on a much more secure footing, despite the turbulence of the past, pandemic, year. We would like to thank Gary for this foresight and drive, and wish him all the very best for his retirement.


We now look forward to welcoming Sharon Schaffer into the Chief Executive role. Sharon says, “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”


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 says, ” 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.”


We are looking forward to welcoming people to our Pop-Up resource centres in Saffron Walden Town Hall and Broomfield Village Hall, Chelmsford. These are by appointment only. Please call 01799 588897 to book.


Our Coffee Mornings across the region will be restarting in line with Govt. advice.


In the meantime you can join our Virtual Coffee Mornings. Please call 01799 588897.


If you would like to get in touch or support Support 4 Sight please contact  Tel: 01799 588897

Sharon Schaffer, CEO

Sharon Schaffer, CEO