Dorset Blind Association is asking people to support its campaign to save the young blind club by posting photos on Twitter along with the caption #WhatWouldYouMiss, letting people know what you would miss if you lost your sight.
The club tackles feelings of isolation and loneliness often associated with blindness, and gets people together in the community. Members also learn independence and skills through training and volunteering, gaining employability.
Dorset Blind Association has had increased demand for services and is finding it hard to keep up with the cost. With no government funding they rely almost entirely on voluntary donations from the community and had a £40,000 shortfall this year, meaning they had to say goodbye to some of the small team.
Jaya Da Costa, Dorset Blind’s Fundraising Manager says: “The members of our young blind club tell us they would really miss the club if it wasn’t there, so we are turning that around and asking the community what they would miss if they lost their sight. We hope people will take photos or videos representing what they would miss and share them with their entire network. This can be via social media or email, and by those who prefer word-of-mouth. Then people can donate using our fundrazr page: www.tiny.cc/wwym to help us reach the £12,000 we need. We know our young blind club makes life better for our members, help us save our club!”
To support the campaign and save the club, visit the website, text WWYM14 £5 to 70070 or post #WhatWouldYouMiss on Twitter.
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