Sight loss char­ity in plea for vol­un­teers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS -

A SIGHT loss char­ity is call­ing for vol­un­teers to help an Amer­sham­based sup­port group for peo­ple with mac­u­lar dis­ease – the big­gest cause of blind­ness in the UK.

The Mac­u­lar So­ci­ety is ap­peal­ing for any­one liv­ing lo­cally who would be will­ing to give up some time to as­sist at the group’s meet­ings, with help from the char­ity’s ser­vices and vol­un­teer­ing team.

The Amer­sham Mac­u­lar Sup­port Group meets from 2pm-4pm on the first Fri­day ev­ery other month at St John’s Methodist church in Wood­side Road, Amer­sham.

The group’s next meet­ing is on Fri­day De­cem­ber 7.

Mac­u­lar So­ci­ety re­gional man­ager Tom McInulty said: “The Amer­sham Mac­u­lar Sup­port Group pro­vides a life­line for peo­ple with sight loss. The peer sup­port of­fered by the group is ab­so­lutely vi­tal. With more than 200 peo­ple in the UK di­ag­nosed with mac­u­lar dis­ease ev­ery day, the ex­is­tence of our sup­port groups has never been more im­por­tant. If you have some free time and would be will­ing to help out, we would love to hear from you.

For more about the Amer­sham Mac­u­lar Sup­port Group, con­tact Tom McInulty on 01264 321 963 / 07814 064 332, or email [email protected] mac­u­lar­so­ci­ety.org.

For more in­for­ma­tion on mac­u­lar dis­ease, call the Mac­u­lar So­ci­ety’s helpline on 0300 3030 111, or email [email protected]­u­lar­so­ci­ety.org.

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