Appeal for volunteers

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The ROYAL National Institute of Blind People Scotland has set up a new vision support service that covers Tayside and they are now looking for volunteers to help clients take part in a number of activities.

The new service helps newly diagnosed clients come to terms with losing their sight.

Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Lynch said: “We need people who can spare just a few hours a week to act as sighted guides for clients with sight loss attending our services and social activities, drivers to transport them to and from their homes, and help in offering information on what support and products we can provide to help people retain their independence.

“Full induction training will be given on understanding sight loss and how to guide blind and partially sighted people. We will also reimburse any agreed expenses that are incurred so no one would be out of pocket.

“It’s very rewarding and interesting work, often great fun, and a chance to make a very real difference to people’s lives in your own community.”

Anyone interested in finding out more can contact Jennifer on 07766 581 981 or e.mail her at Jennifer.lynch@rnib.org.uk