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Happy Christmas

It's been a tough year and we are incredibly proud of our team's efforts in continuing to be there for blind and partially sighted people when they needed us the most.

Please watch this special short video message from our CEO Stuart Clayton and Chairman of Trustees Simon Booth sharing their best wishes and messages of thanks to you through this video montage of the work we have been doing. May we take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and a healthy New Year

The video includes: a photo of Stuart Clayton, Adele recording Talking News holding up a newspaper which states Lancashire in lockdown, Andrew delivering Talking Together, someone on the phone, a Zoom screen, a photo of Simon Booth and his mum wearing Galloway's T-shirts, a photo of one of our sight loss advisors with a quote about more people needing our support due to the Coronavirus and sight loss appointments being delivered in a safe manner.

Christmas Opening Times

Over the festive period, we will be closed from Thursday 24th December at 5pm, and we will re-open ready for the New Year, on Monday 4th January at 9am. If you have an urgent enquiry please email us via and we get back to you as soon as we can.



This year is like no other and whether you celebrate Christmas or not, and whether you live alone or with others, we know how sometimes it can feel overwhelming and tough. If you are feeling alone over the break, please remember there is always someone out there to talk to. If you can’t reach out to a family member or friend, Samaritans is open 24 hours a day. Call 116 123. The Freephone Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline is available on 0800 915 4640 24 hours a day, 365 days a year CALM, the leading charity for male suicide, has a helpline number which is open 365 days a year, from 5pm until midnight, The number is 0800 58 58 58. Take care everybody and stay safe