Bishopstoke charity wins £10,000 in grants

Open Sight Hampshire, based in Church Road, Bishopstoke, offers support to visually impaired people

Pic: Open Sight

The charity has been awarded £10,000 to continue to add to their services across the country. The Hubs, that are organised once a month, allow people with sight loss to get the assistance they need without travelling too far to unfamiliar places.

They have received a grant of £5,000 each from The Gerald Micklem Charitable Trust and The Act Foundation to help the estimated 62,000 people living with sight loss in Hampshire.

Terry Smith, Community Development and Support Manager of Open Sight Hampshire, said “Living with a sight condition can be very isolating and daunting especially for older people. We are incredibly grateful for this funding, so we can bring more Hubs to more people across Hampshire.”

More information about the Hubs is available from Open Sight Hampshire via www.opensight.org.uk or by calling 02380 641244.