Be Bright for Sight!
This March, schools, local businesses and organisations in Lancashire and Sefton are coming together to raise money by going bright for sight, helping Galloway’s support more local blind and partially sighted people and give them the support they need when there is nowhere else to turn.
Bright for Sight Day 9th March 2018
There are so many ways of getting involved in the day…Your staff and pupils can dress up in their most brightly coloured clothes and donate a £1.00. Or maybe they could bake and sell brightly decorated cupcakes to raise funds. Or even take part in a Neon inspired Bright for Sight Sponsored Walk! It’s entirely up to you. We would love to hear all your ideas and help you get the ball rolling! Our fundraising team can help you with your efforts and give you as much or as little support as you need to make your day as bright as possible. After the event it would be our pleasure to come along to collect the funds personally, to thank everyone and to explain just how vital your support is to Galloway’s.
Every day, more than 250 people start to lose their sight. Only 17% of people experiencing sight loss are offered emotional support in response to their deteriorating vision. 35% of blind and partially sighted people say that they sometimes, frequently or always experience negative attitudes from the public in relation to their sight loss. We think this is unacceptable. Bright for Sight aims to change this in our local community. We want to raise funds to help those who need our support to face the challenges that sight loss can bring, but we also hope to change perceptions around sight loss to create a more inclusive community.
How do I get involved?
If would like to join in, order your Bright for Sight Fundraising Pack or maybe just ask a few questions about the day, please contact the Fundraising Team on 01772 744148 and we will be glad to help.