Staff at Open Sight couldn’t believe their eyes when a lion visited their offices in Bishopstoke on Wednesday, to present them with a cheque.
Back in 1925, Helen Keller, the inspirational deaf-blind campaigner, challenged Lions to be “knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness”, and along with inventing the White Cane, Lions all over the world take part in Sight related projects helping people locally and internationally.
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Eastleigh Lions are grateful to the support received from Asda and as in previous years, money kindly donated by the public has been kept in the local community with a cheque presented to David McKeigue, of Open Sight.
Open Sight is the largest charitable organisation in Hampshire working with people who have, or who are at risk of developing sight loss. The donation will contribute towards the funding of home visits to clients in the community who need support with accessing facilities and applying for claims – a truly valuable service.
Eastleigh Lions welcome any new members who would like to contribute to their community.
- Article Series: Eastleigh Lions: Message In A Bottle
- World Sight Day: Lions Club of Eastleigh Supports Open Sight
- Santa’s Grotto at Brambridge Park – Christmas 2015
- Article Series: Eastleigh Lions: Champions of the Blind
- Inspirational Eastleigh Volunteers Fair
- Eastleigh Lions: Brambridge Park Santa’s Grotto 2014
- Eastleigh Lions: Bravery Certificates
- Eastleigh Lions: £1000 To Eastleigh Basics Bank
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