Betty is best of the volunteers

Betty Richards, leader of the Fareham Macular Disease Support Group

Betty Richards, leader of the Fareham Macular Disease Support Group

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AN 85-YEAR-OLD volunteer who set up a sight loss support group in Fareham has won a national award.

Betty Richards, of Bentley Crescent in Fareham, won the Chairman’s Award for Volunteering as part of the Macular Disease Society 25th Anniversary Awards for Excellence.

Age-related macular degeneration affects the central vision and is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK.

Mrs Richards, who is affected by macular degeneration, said: ‘I’m absolutely honoured to receive the award.

‘I feel as though being involved in the group is like being part of a big family. We are always there for each other.’

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