Sight loss charity in plea for volunteers
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.