Season’s Greetings from Sight Loss Shropshire’s Chair at the end of 2021

A bird sitting on a snowy twig in a tree. The bird has a brown back and head, white chest speckled with brown and a red stripe below its wing, with a yellow stripe above its eye.u

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and New Year from us all at Sight Loss Shropshire. 

The Committee, Secretary Robin Durham and Administrator Clare Humphreys, join with me in sending you this message, and we hope you are keeping safe and well as Covid unfortunately seems here to stay.

We are sorry not to be able to send our customary CD of Christmas cheer and music, but sadly it has been impossible to get through the GDPR regulations in sharing address information held by local authorities.

Nevertheless, this card and message come to you wish our sincerest best wishes.  2021 has not been without its challenges, but, in between lockdowns we have at least been able to socialize more than in 2020.

Our Christmas card above shows a little Redwing bird on a snowy twig.  A cheerful and colourful little thrush with a speckled chest and pretty red feathers under its wing.  They come from Scandinavia and Russia to the UK in the winter months before leaving again around April.  They may not visit our gardens unless the weather is particularly harsh and snowy as they prefer open fields and hedgerows.

April is an important month for us too at Sight Loss Shropshire since, Covid restrictions permitting, we very much hope to hold our Winter’s Day Out event again.  It will be so very special to get together again in person after such a long wait.  We will of course keep in touch about this, but, in the meantime, please reserve 8 April in your diaries!!

May I take this opportunity to thank everyone at Sight Loss Shropshire for their continuing efforts on behalf of everyone affected by sight loss in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin.  Clare and Robin, treasurer Wendy, and each and every committee member and support group organizer have been wonderful.  We have several new members on the committee amongst whom is Cllr Simon Jones who takes the place of Cllr Dean Carroll. 

Diana Flint DL – Chair, Sight Loss Shropshire

Thank you all, and a special good wish from me for Christmas and the New Year.

Diana Flint

Chairman, Sight Loss Shropshire