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Sight Concern appeals for volunteers
7:30am Wednesday 9th January 2013 in News
A SIGHT loss charity which supports more than 40 people in Kidderminster has issued an appeal to fill its voluntary chairman and secretary roles.
Sight Concern Worcestershire needs two people to help run the Kidderminster branch of the charity to continue to provide services and support to people suffering with sight loss or visual impairment.
The branch has been without a secretary for some time and the current chairman has decided it is time to hand the reins to someone else.
Alan Steadman, who has been volunteering with Sight Concern for more than 32 years, said: “Our charity has a direct impact on local people’s lives and we need support to be able to carry on and grow our service.
“The chair and secretary roles are vital to the continuation of our services and in return we can offer people a true sense of giving something back to the community.”
Jim Smith, head of community and branch services, said: “This is a really exciting time for the Kidderminster branch.
"We have recently spoken to our service users and they have told us what we can do to help them cope with a life affected by sight loss, our new committee members will help us to achieve this.”