Volunteers week: Saying thank you to our wonderful volunteers

For Volunteers Week, we want to say thank you to our incredible blind and partially sighted volunteers, who are working so hard to advocate for visually impaired people in their communities.

Over the last year, they have achieved so much – engaging with employers, healthcare and transport providers and working with retail outlets to improve access to shops and public spaces.

During the lockdown, their commitment has been unwavering. They have been supporting blind and partially sighted people dealing with the challenges caused by the Covid19 crisis.

Thank you.


Meet our volunteers

Throughout Volunteers Week, we will be sharing the stories of some of our amazing volunteers. Find out about their work and what’s inspired them to advocate for others.

Meet Gloucestershire Sight Loss volunteer Gavin Higgins.

Meet Merseyside Sight Loss volunteer Matt Cliff.

Meet Greater Manchester Sight Loss volunteer Gary Tunney.

Meet Bristol Sight Loss volunteer Anela Wood.

Meet Lianne McKeon member of Birmingham Sight Loss Council.

Meet Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council member Ines Higgins.


We hosted a series of events for our volunteers.  Thanks to everyone who got involved.

Tuesday 2nd June, 2–2.45pm: Have Your Say, hosted by Sight Loss Council

Wednesday 3rd June 2-2.45pm: Link Up Have Your Say and 5-6pm: In conversation with Andy Bear from Lockton (see details below)

Friday 5th June 7pm and 8.30pm: Virtual Quiz

In advance of volunteers’ Week we held a virtual meet and greet last week. Around 30 people joined us at the event, including Sight Loss Council members, event and Link Up volunteers.

Become a Sight Loss Council member

If you have been inspired by the stories of our volunteers and would like to join us, find out more here: www.sightlosscouncils.org.uk/become-a-member

Publication date: 01 June 2020

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