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Sight charity launches appeal for volunteers
9:30am Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
A SIGHT loss charity has launched an appeal for volunteers to help people with sight problems in Kidderminster.
Sight Concern has set up the Just one Hour appeal for volunteers to work an hour a week.
Volunteers are needed to help people with sight problems who are struggling with everyday tasks.
Jim Smith, head of community and branch services, said: “The people we have on our waiting list need help with the simplest things - reading a newspaper, taking a walk or writing a letter - these are things fully sighted people take for granted but which can become impossible when your vision is impaired or lost completely.
“We are appealing for volunteers to offer one hour a week to help others in their area. Just one hour can actually change someone’s life; many of the people we help are lonely and our volunteers offer the lifeline of companionship and something to look forward to.”
He added: “We would not be able to do the life changing work we do without our committed volunteers. They are the backbone of our organisation and we need more people to come forward and help us to help some of the most needy members of our communities.”