Slimming World members help Open Sight Hampshire to provide luxury hampers

A SIGHT loss charity is bringing some festive cheer to visually impaired people across the county after receiving a generous donation from two Slimming World groups.

Monday, 14th December 2020, 4:31 pm
Updated Monday, 14th December 2020, 4:32 pm
Kay Godwin of Slimming World (centre) with Debbie Ross (left) and Nicky Wilmot (right) of Open Sight Hampshire. Picture: Open Sight Hampshire.

Open Sight Hampshire, which helps people visually-impaired people across the county including Portsmouth, decided to distribute Christmas food hampers to families who have struggled this year due to the pandemic.

Following a donation of more than £700 from two Slimming World groups, the charity will now be able to give treats and luxury items in the hamper as well as provide toys.

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David McKeigue, chief executive of Open Sight Hampshire, said: ‘This year has been incredibly hard for all of us, but for visually impaired people, the pandemic and lockdown periods have meant a new kind of isolation.

‘Some, especially families, have found it a real challenge. We wanted to help them with a festive food hamper, but now, with the help of this very generous donation, we can do much more.

‘We would like to thank everyone who donated through the West End and Chartwell Green Slimming World groups, it will really help a lot of people this Christmas.’

Kay Godwin, consultant of the Slimming World groups, said: ‘When we heard what Open Sight Hampshire wanted to do, we wanted to help them reach as many visually impaired people in the area as possible – I was blown away by my members’ generosity.

‘We’re delighted these amazing donations will allow Open Sight Hampshire to reach more families, at this special time of year.’

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