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Masons support local charity

July 9, 2013
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Masons donate cheque to local charity, Open sightThe Provincial Grand Lodge of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Masons has donated £1000 to Eastleigh-based charity Open Sight to help it continue its Vision of The Past Project.

Launched in April, the project tells the story of sight loss in Hampshire over the last 90 years and includes the stories of  blind and partially sighted people who have overcome their sight loss at all odds to lead fulfilling and often remarkable lives.

The project includes an exhibition, which is at Eastleigh library from 5th to 23rd July, and a presentation which is being taken to community groups and schools across the region.

Masons Group Representative for Totton and Southampton Mike Layton said:

“The Masons have a long history of supporting good causes in their communities and we saw the Vision Of The Past project as a very worthy cause.”

“Not only has the project shed light on changing attitudes to sight loss and revealed what it is like to live with visual impairment but it has also generated considerable numbers of referrals to Open Sight, allowing the charity to reach those who need it most.”

Schools and community groups interested in booking a Vision of The Past talk or exhibition can contact Liz at Open Sight on 02380 641244.


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