The Partially Sighted Society’s Support Group
Join us at our monthly support group – the last Wednesday of every month – and you will be certain of a warm welcome! We meet at 2pm – 4pm and have a different speaker/activity each month, please find dates and speakers below:
31 January Dave Loomes, Poet and Folk Singer
28 February Wiltshire Farm Foods
28 March British Wireless for the Blind
25 April Every day First Aid with British Red Cross (adapted to suit those with a VI)
30 May Age UK
27 June Group’s Annual Away Day – tbc
25 July Bob Ashton – A History of the Radio part 2
29 August Clay work with Maggie McAndrews – £5.00 charge to cover costs
27 September Doncaster Talking Newspapers
31 October Annual Auction – this helps fund our monthly groups for the year and any donations of new items to be auctioned are greatly appreciated
The group consists of people who all have different levels of visual impairment and many different eye conditions. Most didn’t know each other until they joined the group, but many friends have been established within the group, although we are still waiting for our first marriage!
Peer support and knowing you are not the only one is always a positive thing and having a cuppa and natter with someone in a very similar position helps to put things into perspective.
We are able to run the Support Group, despite having no funding this year for it, by the generous donations of local companies, organisations and individuals who provide raffle and auction prizes (companies include: Ikea Distribution Centre, The Earl of Doncaster, The Regent Hotel, Cast Theatre and many more). The participants are happy to buy raffle tickets and enjoy the banter at an auction as they know all proceeds go straight back into the group. This is how we fund the staff time, the Christmas Party (see pictures) and the refreshments.
To join the group all you have to do is either just turn up on the last Wednesday of any month for 2.00pm, or call 01302 965195 to let us know you will be coming and we can introduce you.
The Support Group is free to Friends of The Partially Sighted Society (£20.00 per year, click here for more information) and £3.00 per person to anyone else (carers free). We offer the first session free to see if it is the group for you!
THIS IS A MIXED AGED GROUP AND ALL ARE WELCOME!