MP meets with the Eye So­ci­ety

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

MP David Rut­ley has held a meet­ing with a lo­cal char­ity.

The Mac­cles­field MP dis­cussed how the So­ci­ety was de­vel­op­ing its work with blind and par­tially sighted peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

The Mac­cles­field-based so­ci­ety is cur­rently seek­ing more vol­un­teers and in­crease the num­ber of ser­vices it pro­vides to peo­ple in East Cheshire.

The group or­gan­ises so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties for peo­ple, as well as selling a va­ri­ety of spe­cialised equip­ment, such as talk­ing clocks and spe­cialised com­puter soft- ware, from their Re­source Cen­tre on Queen Vic­to­ria Street.

They also sup­port larger na­tional cam­paigns launched by larger char­i­ties such as the Guide Dog char­ity.

The group are cur­rently seek­ing vol­un­teers as be­frien­ders, of­fice and re­source cen­tre sup­port and IT and fundrais­ing as­sis­tants.

Lucy Derges, char­ity of­fi­cer for the so­ci­ety thanked David for his sup­port.

She said: “It is great to have David’s sup­port, he is al­ways will­ing to lis­ten.”

Speak­ing fol­low­ing the meet­ing, David said it was great to learn more about the group.

He said:“Those who are af­fected by full or par­tial blind­ness re­ceive im­por­tant and wgreatly ap­pre­ci­ated ser­vices from the Mac­cles­field Eye So­ci­ety.

“I am pleased to be able to sup­port its es­sen­tial work and I look for­ward to work­ing with the So­ci­ety in the fu­ture.”

Any­one in­ter­ested in volunteering with the So­ci­ety should con­tact the group on 01625 422602 or e-mail vol­un­teers@mac­cles­field­eye­so­ci­ety.org.uk

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