Sight Loss Shropshire celebrated its 100th birthday in style at a large party held at Shrewsbury Town Football Club on May 20th.
Around 160 guests from all over Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin who are blind or partially sighted met at the event to enjoy entertainment and a birthday lunch to commemorate this special occasion. The party was combined with the charity’s annual ‘Day Out’ event which brings people together from across the county.
Sight Loss Shropshire, formerly known as the Shropshire Voluntary Association for the Blind, was founded on May 16th, 1922.
Chairman Diana Flint said: “For 100 years the charity has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for people with sight loss, wherever they might live in Shropshire and whatever their age.
“It’s wonderful to be here to celebrate 100 years of good work, and to be able to look forward to the next 100 years.”
Robin Durham, the charity’s Secretary, said: “It’s great we have so many people enjoying this special day and sharing the company of people the charity was created to help.”
Sight Loss Shropshire aims is to improve the quality of life of visually impaired people of all ages who live in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. We assist people with sight loss by reducing social isolation, providing information about and access to social and physical activities aimed at enhancing physical and mental wellbeing, as well as delivering Living Well with Sight Loss courses amongst much more.
If you’d like to get involved and support us, or for further information about our work, please get in touch.