MP meets with the Eye Society
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 email@example.com