Be­frie1­di1g ser­vice is life­li1e

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

FIFE So­ci­ety for the Blind’s be­friend­ing ser­vice is a life­line for many peo­ple with a sight im­pair­ment as it of­fers com­pan­ion­ship and sup­port.

Vol­un­teer be­frien­ders make a huge dif­fer­ence to the life of a per­son with sight loss and they can also meet new friends and learn new skills, such as sight aware­ness, emer­gency first aid and guid­ing tech­niques train­ing.

A sur­vey on lone­li­ness shows it doesn’t af­fect older peo­ple — it hits any­one re­gard­less of their age.

And those with sight loss can feel lonely and iso­lated too, keen to be­come ac­tive and con­nected mem­bers of their com­mu­nity.

Why not help us and join our vol­un­teers? Make the time to stop and lis­ten to some­one suf­fer­ing from lone­li­ness.

CArl HoY­son, Vhie& ex­eVu­tive, Fi&e PoVi­ety &or the BlinY, Wil­son Av­enue, Kir-VAlYy.

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