Our History

Galloway’s Society for the Blind was established in 1867 and since then has evolved and developed to provide a range of services to over 7000 Blind and Partially Sighted people across Lancashire and Sefton and a range of talking newspapers available nationally.

Operating from four Sight Advice Centres and with support groups throughout various towns and villages, the Society strives to reach out and provide an accessible local service. We pride ourselves on being big enough to cope but small enough to care.

Galloway’s needs to raise £1 million each and every year to meet the cost of its existing services. The majority of this work is funded by the general public through donations and legacies along with support from local and national Charitable Trusts, PCTs and Lancashire County Council Adult & Community Services. We also acknowledge and appreciate the work of our 500 volunteers who support Galloway’s in so many ways and help us maintain our place as a good cause within the community.