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Join Vista and wear bright colours for World Sight Day 2022

By Evie Payne

29th Sep 2022 | Local News

Vista Oakham High Street
Vista Oakham High Street

On World Sight Day, Thursday the 13th of October, Vista, the leading local sight loss charity is asking people to wear bright colours and donate to the charity. 

Vista provides support and services to almost 12,000 children and adults living with sight loss throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. As well as rehabilitation, social groups, befriending and residential services, Vista also provide specialist services for people with learning disabilities, dementia and dual sensory impairment.  

Vista is one of the oldest and largest local charities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and have been working with people with sight loss and their families for over 160 years.

Vista is there, at the point of diagnosis, supporting children and adults in eye clinics by providing information, advice and guidance when it's needed most.

To be able to continue to deliver these vital services at Vista, the charity needs your support. Vista would like to invite you to take part in their 'Bright for Sight' day on Thursday 13th October. Show your support by asking your workplace, club or organisation to get involved and come in a brightly coloured item of clothing and help to raise money for Vista by donating £1.

A member of Vista's team would then be delighted to attend your workplace, club or organisation to present a certificate of appreciation, receive your valued donation and talk about the impact of sight loss. 

If you would like to take part, you can register for Bright for Sight and obtain posters to promote the day by getting in touch with Libby Clegg, Vista's Community Fundraiser at [email protected] or on 07736 910786.

Rutland residents can also support Vista all year round by popping in to the volunteer-run Vista bookshop on Oakham High Street.

The bookshop was opened on the 21st of May 2021 by Rutland's Lord-Lieutenant, Dr Sarah Furness.

Lord-Lieutenant, Dr Sarah Furness said: "Vista do remarkable work enabling people of all ages with sight loss to be as independent and fulfilled as possible."

Those interested in volunteering at the store can find out more by emailing: [email protected]

Dr Sarah Furness opening the bookshop in May 2021.

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