Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated £1,973 to Bognor Regis based charity, 4Sight Vision Support, as part of its Coronavirus Response Fund to support smaller charities during the Covid-19 outbreak.
4Sight Vision Support provides specialist advice and assistance to over 2,000 people living with sight loss across the whole of West Sussex. Many of its members are incredibly isolated and at risk during the crisis.
The donation is being used to fund a telephone outreach service providing members with advice on eye health, support with low vision, purchase of daily living aids and accessible technology training. Members can also phone to have a conversation if they are feeling anxious or lonely.
The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund was launched to support charities that are helping UK communities to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund has donated a total of £100,000 to 61 charities around the country.
Gordon Rogers, chairman of trustees for Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, said: “The impact that coronavirus is having across the country including the charity sector is unparalleled. We are helping charities such as 4Sight Vision Support that support the ongoing needs of the most vulnerable people in our communities.”
Nik Demetriades, chief executive at 4Sight Vision Support , said: “On behalf of all our people affected by sight loss in West Sussex, we are very grateful for the donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation that will help us carry on our vital work through the coronavirus outbreak. The services we provide are supporting our members and their families at a time when it matters the most.”
If you would like to support 4Sight Vision Support, visit 4sight.org.uk