The Partially Sighted Society’s Support Group
The Partially Sighted Support Group meet on the last Wednesday of every month and each month enjoy a different speaker or activity.
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 always 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.
If you are a ‘Friends of” member the group is free (membership is just £20.00 per year, click this link for more information) but for non members, who are very welcome, we do charge £3.00 per person, although your first visit is free.
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.
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:
25 January British Red Cross and Humanware
22 February Traveleyes
29 March Doncaster 1914 – 1918 – Part Two
26 April Voiceability – Advocacy Service
31 May RSPB
28 June Group’s Annual Away Day – tbc
26 July British Wireless for the Blind Fund
30 August Blind Veterans
27 September Diabetes UK
25 October Annual Auction
29 November TBC
13 December Christmas Party – tbc