£1,000 offers practical support following sight loss - The Coventry Observer

13th Aug, 2022

£1,000 offers practical support following sight loss

A COVENTRY charity supporting adults experiencing sight loss or living with visual impairment has received a £1,000 grant.

The donation was made to Coventry Resource Centre of the Blind by Persimmon Homes Central through its Community Champions scheme, an initiative that each month supports two local good causes to the tune of up to £1,000.

Jo Dickie from the charity said: “Thank you so much Persimmon Homes this is fabulous news.

“Your funds will help us continue to provide practical and social support and reduce isolation among blind and visually impaired adults from across Coventry.”

Coventry Resource Centre of the Blind offers a wide weekly programme of activities, including  sessions to help blind people use smart phones.

Jo added: “We want to buy up to date devices and ensure that people are familiar with them before they lose their sight.

“When you can no longer see enough to use a keyboard or enter a password, voice activated technology really comes into its own, allowing people access to the internet but also to incredibly useful apps that can help blind people run their own lives.”

Sarah Preston, sales director of Persimmon Homes Central, said: “We are delighted to award Community Champions funding to Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind and hope that the money enables more of them to keep in touch and remain online.”

Visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity for more information.

 

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