Volunteers needed to help blind charity

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A CHARITY that supports over 4,000 people in Hampshire has put out a call to potential volunteers.

Open Sight, which helps visually impaired and blind people, has seen a sharp rise in demand for its services and it needs to recruit more volunteers to cope.

The charity has around 350 volunteers, but this is not enough to meet the increasing needs for its services.

Open Sight’s CEO, Tessa Barrett said: ‘We already have a large number of fantastic volunteers who give their time to make a difference to people’s lives.

‘However, with more people encountering visual impairment, and spending across the board being cut due to the economic climate, we require more volunteers to help us.’

Open Sight is Hampshire’s largest charity working with people who have visual impairment and it has a range of volunteering opportunities across Hampshire.

The charity has social clubs in Fareham, Wickham, Stubbington and Portchester.

Call (023) 8064 1244 for more information.