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If you experience sight and/or hearing loss who will be your lifeline?
How would you make a cup of tea if you were blind? Or meet others if you had both sight and hearing loss? How would you gain support to access services if you were Deaf?
Sight for Surrey provide 1:1 expert guidance and equipment such as the popular liquid level indicator for making hot drinks and the talking clock. The friendship group is for anyone who is deafblind and meets monthly enjoying a wide range of activities from willow weaving, afternoon tea to sensory visits to gardens. Our benefits team is fully accessible to Deaf clients with a range of communication methods and we support the Surrey Deaf community with monthly coffee and tea meetings and our Deaf youth activity group. Please visit our website http://www.sightforsurrey.org.uk for more information.
Hearing and Vision Advisor Tony Greene runs our Sensory bus which visits community groups, care homes and other locations to provide advice and equipment for those with hearing loss. If any community groups in Cranleigh would like a visit from the Sensory Bus please do get in touch with us..
Andy Cook is the Low Vision Specialist & Equipment Manager and Cranleigh residents experiencing any level of sight loss can book an appointment to visit our Resource Centre which holds a huge range of equipment. Andy says “I’m often asked what a typical day in the resource centre is like. In 22 years there is no such thing!” Andy will work with you to find the most suitable equipment to support independent living.
Residents of Cranleigh can play a key part in supporting Sight for Surrey in a range of ways:
- Assisting our fundraising by having a coffee morning, fundraising quiz night or other event and we are actively looking for cyclists for Ride London 2020.
- Volunteering to be a driver to bring clients to appointments at our Fetcham offices, be a home visitor to someone who is blind or who has sight and/or hearing loss.
- Volunteering to assist at the fundraising events and/or living with sight loss and sensory days we hold.
- Do you work for a company, school or help with a community group who will choose a charity to support? Please choose us!
- Join us by taking part in National Sunglasses Day on June 27th 2020 which promotes the importance of wearing sunglasses for eye health. Would your school like an assembly with the children wearing sunglasses to school?
- Are you a shop in Cranleigh who will have one of our collection tins?
- We can provide a speaker about the charity to various community groups who may like to know more about sight and/or hearing loss.
- Callum Russell our Employment & Community Fundraising Officer is giving a talk to Cranleigh District Rotary on June 18th 2020.
- Cranleigh residents are welcome to approach our fundraising team Lisa, Rebecca and Callum with any ideas on firstname.lastname@example.org