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More help for children promises sight charity

By Lotte Pegler
lotte.pegler@sussexpost.co.uk

 

A sight charity in Bognor Regis is hoping to do more to help support young people living with sight loss.

 

4Sight Vision Support held an event for children and young people with sight impairments and their families.

 

More than 50 people attended the charity’s event on Saturday, with everyone enjoying the day’s variety of activities.

 

Jessica Passmore, charity and community events manager, said:

 

“We’ve just run a mapping exercise and we want to increase our services for children. At the moment the majority of our services are for adults. We spoke to parents at the event on Saturday to get inspiration.

 

“Saturday’s event went amazingly. A few of the children that came we already had a link with, others we’d never met before.

 

“That’s why these events are so invaluable.

 

“We had art and painting and Yes I Can music workshops with brass instruments so the children could feel the vibrations and play an instrument.

 

“We also had reflexology so families and children could have foot massages. “

 

Guinea Pigs and Unicorns were also on the guest list, as the children enjoyed holding and stroking the animals.

 

The charity has been the leading sight loss charity supporting the visually impared community of West Sussex for almost 100 years.

 

They offer information, support and advice as well as actual vision support and services.

 

4Sight hope to expand their support for children and young people in the future, and plan to hold similar events again soon.

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